In an age of uncertainty, it’s important to pay special attention to your family’s safety and security. Rather than becoming fearful or overwhelmed, it’s best to instead be prepared for any scenario that might occur in or near your home.
While accidents and incidents often can’t be avoided, there are ways you can minimize their effect. For instance, the risk of fire is greatly diminished in a custom home as opposed to an older house with potentially-faulting wiring and older construction. In this article, you’ll learn the various ways you can ensure the safety of everyone who visits your home.
While it’s true that hazards don’t actively seek out victims, two groups of home inhabitants tend to be most susceptible to potential threats: children and pets. As a responsible homeowner, you already make sure harmful objects are out of reach. That includes lighters, cleaning supplies, cutlery, and more.
Make sure to also keep stairways and halls free from clutter and debris. In addition, it’s wise to check the integrity and stability of railings, stairs, floors, and other surfaces in and around your home. Remember that when you work with a reputable custom home builder, you get the peace of mind that your house features only the best materials, created using careful craftsmanship.
Fire remains a constant threat in any home. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association predicts seven people die in house fires each day in this country. Researchers say the most common cause is cooking malfunction or resident carelessness while cooking.
While you focus on helping all family members practice fire safety prevention techniques, keep in mind that custom homes are constructed using the latest building codes. In addition, new technology in fire detection and suppression is easy to install in your new custom home.
That stated, it’s generally a good idea to regularly check smoke detectors. Don’t overload electrical outlets, and keep flammable material from heat sources, including indoor fireplaces and space heaters.
Other Things to Keep in Mind
While you’ll surely enjoy your custom home year round, there are times when the family will be away for vacation or other out-of-town activities. During these times, it’s essential to safeguard your property. There are many ways to achieve this goal.
That includes security lighting and surveillance, technology (such as smart locks), as well as tried-and-true methods such as having a neighbor periodically check on your home while you’re away.
When you live in a community with friendly neighbors, keeping your property secure becomes all that much easier. In addition, many developments featuring new, custom homes have added security amenities such as coded entry gates, security guards, and more.
Of the many great features, you get with a custom home is the knowledge that your property is constructed with the most up-to-date and high-quality materials available. More than impressive aesthetics, this means you can be sure that the potential for disaster is greatly reduced as compared to older existing homes.
For more than 25 years, we’ve been proud to create eye-catching and innovative properties across Central Florida. One of the premier custom home builders in the area, we stand by our track record of consistently stellar construction and outstanding customer service. Contact us today to learn more about how a custom home can help keep your loved ones safe and secure.