Childproofing Your New Residence in Houston

moving -  childproof your homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

We all like to think that our homes are our safe areas, but if you study your home through the eyes of a child, there is danger at each turn. From the electric outlets merely tempting little fingers to explore them to the unforgiving corners of fireplaces, all of the fixtures you don't ever seriously paused to think about have now become a risk.

An excellent point in time to childproof your new home is just after the moving company in Houston shows up to unload your possessions. Then, you can arrange your home and also take care of safety issues in a single swoop. Having said that, when you are moving isn’t the only point in time you need to be aware of items that are hazardous for your kids. You should frequently go through your residence room by room and make sure there are no concerns within reach.

Kitchen: It is vital in the kitchen to put safety latches on all cupboard doors you do not want youngsters opening and closing-especially all of the cabinets keeping cleansers or other dangerous items. Other options consist of: 

  • Storing all cleaning supplies up out of reach
  • Putting covers on every outlets
  • Locking all drawers that contain sharp objects
  • Keeping glass containers and other breakables out of reach

Bathrooms: Water is very hazardous to children. Toilets may need a baby lock to ensure that they're not open, and you’ll need to make sure to never leave water standing in your tub. In addition, consider turning your hot water heater down so that no potentially scalding water will come streaming from the faucets. As well be sure to: 

  • Put covers on all outlets
  • Lock cabinets with chemicals/cleansers
  • Make certain children have no ability to access prescription medications

Living Areas: Sharp edges are generally a big risk factor in communal spaces. When little ones are beginning to move about, it is all too easy to smack heads and tumble into edges. Safety buffers can go a long way in order to make these items much safer. Other things to consider are: 

  • No looped cords on window shades or draperies
  • No loose power cords
  • Safety covers on outlets
  • Move large books as well as other things that might be yanked off shelves out of reach
  • Secure pieces of furniture on the wall to prevent tipping
  • No climbing accessibility from your furniture to potentially dangerous high spaces (such as windows)

It's also a smart idea to consider safety measures for larger hazards. Stairwells might need gates to stop youngsters from going up or slipping down. Places you don’t want little ones to access may be locked with childproof handles. Swimming pools require secured gates. Remember-anything that appears like fun will likely be the target for investigation sometime in the future. Thus, as the moving company in Houston is unloading your items and you're unpacking at your new house, take the time to childproof every room….and keep your children safe!