Safety at Home – Your Kitchen

Fire Safety, Homeowner Tips

The kitchen is the heart of the home, but when you break it down, it’s full of sharp knives, hot surfaces, heavy appliances, and breakables.

Below is a list to consider to make your kitchens safer:


Fire Extinguishers

Home fires are more likely to start in the kitchen than any other room in the home.  Even the best cook can have flare-ups. Whether you leave something on the stove too long, a curtain comes too close to toaster, or a grease fire spirals out of control, it’s smart to have a fire extinguisher on-hand.  


Equipment and Utensil Safety

Keeping pot handles turned in toward the stove, sharp knives stored properly, and flammable objects away from hot surfaces are all basic safety measure in the kitchen.    


Baby Proofing

Kitchen cabinets are full of chemicals that can poison, and hinges that can pinch. To prevent kids from getting hurt in the kitchen, use a gate to keep them out, or install door and drawer locks, so kids can’t get into anything harmful.


Video Cameras

Indoor cameras have many uses.  People love to use them as pet-cams to check on both pets and kids at home.  Many cameras have a two-way voice function so you can speak real-time through the camera.  Even better – when the camera detects motion, you’ll get a notification with a clip on your phone.  EMC Security’s cameras are just $79.  Take a look here