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Spring may seem like it is decades away, but in reality, it will be here before we know it! The arrival of spring also signifies a clean slate: purging, cleaning, and organizing throughout the house. This all may sound daunting, but it’s not hard for me to spur into spring cleaning when the “winter doldrums” are behind me. Nothing gets me in a better spring cleaning mood than opening the windows, smelling the fresh springtime air; and letting my music playlist play in the background, as I purge, clean, and organize!
Teaching Kids About Home Safety
As we prepare our home for spring, my husband and I also check for potential hazards around my home to ensure that our home is safe. This includes checking the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. Anytime is always a good time to check batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms or replace them altogether if outdated. You should replace the batteries at least every six months. While you are preparing your home ready for the warmer months, it takes only a few minutes to check your batteries in these items. It could be life-saving!
I also use this time to give my children a refresher to remind them about fire safety and the dangers of carbon monoxide. While my youngest child is nearly 4-years-old, teaching him about these things is imperative since a troublesome event can occur at any given moment. Creating designated exits and a layout of the home are some of the ways that can help children prepare for the unexpected. My family and I moved to a new home a few months ago, so familiarizing them with a different home layout and exits is crucial.
Home Safety with First Alert
Two-fifths of carbon monoxide exposure occurs during the months of December, January, and February, according to the CDC. As many as 50,000 Americans visit the emergency room each year due to accidental exposure! , there are various sources that can produce this deadly gas. It can be produced from any fuel burning device in your home, including your stove, furnace, or boiler. Unlike fire, you can’t see or smell carbon monoxide since it is invisible and odorless. The only way that this poisonous gas can be detected is by installing carbon monoxide alarms on every level of the home, and in the bedrooms.
Thankfully, First Alert has a variety of CO alarms that can detect this poisonous gas before it’s too late. If you need multiple CO alarms throughout your home, this portable carbon monoxide detector from First Alert is a good option out there. Not only does it help ensure 10 years of protection and no battery replacements, but installation also is not needed. You can place it anywhere it’s needed, including a tabletop. However, it does come with screws and anchors to mount on the wall. This is a preferable choice for me since I have a curious little guy! It has a digital LED display that shows temperature and CO levels when detected. This feature gives me peace of mind knowing that it works! In the event that this alarm beeps, my family and I have planned how we’ll safely exit our home and call 911.
I have these and I love them. They truly give me peace of mind because you never know what can happen. First Alert has always kept my family safe!
Practicing safety is so important. Thanks so much for sharing this post.
It is important to teach children about home safety whilst they are young. The co alarm sounds great especially as you don’t need to change batteries.
It’s so important to have a working carbon monoxide detector in the house. Our friend’s detector saved their lives when it went off.
This is definitely something I want to do when we buy our home. Nothing is more important than safety.
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I am going to check this out! We will be needing this First Alert for our safety. Thanks for sharing.
We have these alarms and I think everyone needs them. It can definitely save lives.
I think this is so important. Everyone should know about home safety. I especially want my home safe for my kids.
We had a scare not long ago where our alarm was going off and we had the fire department out. It turned out to be a false alarm but you can never be too careful with this kind of thing, it is always good to be safe!
I actually do want to get a carbon monoxide detector. Better safe than sorry, especially in the home.
Yes carbon monoxide is the slient killer. We need to secure the home. .
It’s so important to talk with kids about home safety. Thanks for bringing it up!