Window Safety for children this Spring & Summer in Bronxville NY 10708

Home Builder with Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon Fire/Water Certified

 Window Safety for children this

Summer in Bronxville, NY 10708


When the weather's warm early this summer, it can be tempting to open your windows and let in a fresh breeze. But did you know this is a safety risk for young kids? Help prevent tragic falls with these window safety pointers.  

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Window Safety Do's and Don'ts

    • DO: Ensure all windows are closed and locked when you are not in the room. Children can push windows open.


    • DON'T: Allow windows to open more than 4 inches. This prevents small children from being able to squeeze through.


    • DO: Keep windows open at the top, not at the bottom, whenever possible. Kids are less likely to access the opening.


    • DON'T: Assume that a screen makes the window safe. Screens aren't strong enough to hold even a small child.


    • DO: Install window safety devices (see below) on all windows — even on the first floor.


    • DON'T: Make windows accessible. Move furniture that kids might climb on away from windows.


Window Safety Xtras!:

Window stops and guards are designed to help prevent anyone from falling out the window. Window stops keep windows from opening more than a few inches, and window guards block the window opening. Help ensure safe and effective use with these tips:

    • Purchase the correct type of window guard. Find the correct fit for your window and follow the manufacturer's installation instructions.
  • Know how to remove the safety device. Practice removing it regularly so you'll be prepared to do so in the event of an emergency -- like a fire or carbon monoxide concern in your home.

~ Most of you know me and Forrest through our Servpro of Scarsdale... and around town in Bronxville at events.  We're the disaster cleanup Fire & Water Restoration pros in Southern Westchester, with a mold removal chaser.  But, if we can help with your windows and framing for a child's safety guard, feel free to call Forrest for a complimentary walkthrough at:  914.573.3738.  

This is my small woman owned rebuilding and renovation biz that we run in in Westchester County, NY:   All Hands on Decks, Kitchens & Baths.



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Vice President / Co-Owner, 

Servpro of Scarsdale /Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, NY  10550


Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon

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Comments (4)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Hillary - unfortunately we hear about accidents every summer.  You tips are very important to child safety.

Jun 15, 2016 01:53 AM
Hillary Sheperd
Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon - Scarsdale, NY
Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY

Thanks, Grant, it's so true.  Tragedies like the 3 year old in a hot car in Texas to falls out of windows in the city.  Better safe than sorry and it's an easy fix and prevention.  Thanks for your comment.

Jun 22, 2016 03:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good advice to share.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Jun 24, 2016 03:28 AM
Hillary Sheperd
Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon - Scarsdale, NY
Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY

Thanks, Roy, sorry for delay...we were out at the Servpro Convention all last week and home late this Sat.  Appreciate the comment and sad to say, a child fell in NYC this weekend and fell 16 stories.  It's a big deal here in NY...miss Maryland horse country where we grew up!

Jul 05, 2016 06:10 AM