Owning or renting a home is no walk in the park. When you move out and live on your own, there are so suddenly so many things to clean, maintain, and look out for in your home.
There are certain tips and tricks for taking care of your home that you should know because one day, they could end up saving your life!
You should always be wary of any strange smells that suddenly pop up in your house. Certain pungent smells that aren’t coming directly from food can indicate that something dangerous is happening in your home.
For example, if you start noticing a fishy smell in your house, it could be an indicator of electrical components overheating, which could cause an electrical fire. In that case, you should exit your home and immediately call emergency electrical services.
One thing every person should have in their house is a fire extinguisher. They’re accessible, can save your life, and can stop a small fire from becoming more disastrous. Remember to check your fire extinguisher’s expiration date and replace it accordingly.
Although there’s no guarantee it will completely extinguish a fire, a box of baking soda is also great to keep around the house to help put out small grease fires that may happen while cooking.
Another way to keep yourself safe at home is to clean any air vents in your house routinely. Over time, heating and cooling vents can collect dust and harmful debris. If they’re not cleaned regularly, you can begin breathing in that nasty stuff and get sick.
An easy way to eliminate a fire hazard in your home is to keep any electrical cords safely organized and put away. Tangled electrical cords from chargers or other devices lying on your floor can be a fire hazard and can also place any pets or young kids in your house in danger.
Thankfully, there are tons of affordable and easy cord organizers and protectors you can purchase.