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Category Archives: Home Safety
“Electrical outlets can pose hazard,” the newspaper headline reads. Sounds obvious, right? Like “water is wet.” Each year in the United States, between 3,000 and 5,000 people, mostly young children, are injured by inserting objects into electrical outlets. These injuries … Continue reading
Are you stumped about a gift idea for your parents? They probably don’t need (or want) more things that need dusting, and restrictive diets mean food gifts are problematic. Health issues may make travel gifts impractical. So what can you … Continue reading
One thing will stop me dead in my tracks when I approach a house: the smell of gas. There is no such thing as a “small gas leak”. Any natural gas or propane leak is an emergency to be addressed … Continue reading
I always cringe when I hear these touted as “safety features”. They are anything but. It’s a nightmare scenario: in the middle of the night, your smoke alarm goes off. You wake up to a house rapidly filling with dense … Continue reading