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You can never have too many home safety tips.  So, here's a really cool tool!  You can take a safety tour through a virtual home.   On the tour, you'll go to each room and learn about leading home dangers and how to keep your family safe. features state-of-the-art digital motion graphics animation, bringing home safety to life.

I've listed the TOP 10 Home Safety Tips:

1. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside every sleeping area. Test them monthly. If your smoke alarms are 10 years old or more, replace them. If you build or remodel your home, install fire sprinklers.

2. Develop a fire escape plan for your family: Point out two exits from each room, pick a meeting spot outside, and hold a fire drill at least twice a year.

3. Always stay in the kitchen while food is cooking on the stove.

4. Keep all stairways, paths and walkways well lit. Use railing.

5. Install grab bars in bath and shower stalls, and use a non-slip mat or adhesive safety strips inside bathtubs and showers.

6. Post the National Poison Control Hotline Number (1-800-222-1222) and other emergency numbers next to every phone in your home.

7. Install child locks on all cabinets used to store dangerous items such as poisons, matches and lighters. Install carbon monoxide alarms.

8. Keep your water heater setting at 120 degrees Fahrenheit or less.

9. Install four-sided pool fencing with self-locking and self-closing gates. Fencing should completely isolate the pool from the home and be at least 5 feet high.

10. Constantly supervise children in or near bodies of water such as pools, ponds, bathtubs, toilets and buckets.

Stay Alert, Stay Alive!

Courtsy of Yvette Smith, SRES® REALTOR®
Long & Foster Realtors
6610-J Mooretown Road
Williamsburg, VA  23188


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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Yvette- that is a great site! Thanks for letting us all know about it. We can pass this on to sellers. Great tool.

Nov 21, 2008 01:20 PM #1
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

Some great points. Some that need to be visited often. We all get complacent!

Nov 21, 2008 01:44 PM #2
Tessa Thompson
Real Living Partners Triangle - Clayton, NC

Yvette-Thanks for this info. I'm going to check out the site and pass it on to coworkers as well as customers. How are things in Williamsburg? I was born and raised primarily in VA... Chesapeake area. I hear they are much quieter / slower now, but still holding their own better than my area here in Garner, NC.

Nov 21, 2008 01:54 PM #3
Mike Wong
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest

Great tips Yvette, you are doing a great service for your clients.

Nov 21, 2008 02:40 PM #4
Richard T. Dolbeare
KW Island Living - Lihue, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Good tips and good reminder.  I'll need to brush up since I'll be a grandfather next year.

Nov 21, 2008 03:12 PM #5
Marlene Pellegrini
Norwich, CT

Yvette, I have always had a fear when my kids were really small... about number 10.  Thanks for your great tips.  I really enjoy your posts.

Nov 22, 2008 10:14 AM #6
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Yvette - Great tips, made me think of the time I was over tired but I put a pan on the fire with oil and forgot about it. My four year old came running, fire fire! fortunately it turned out okay.  After that if my husband saw I was too tired he would get some takeout I was not allowed anywhere near the stove.  Yes if you are cooking stay in the kitchen.

Nov 22, 2008 10:15 AM #7
Dinah Lee Griffey
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Allyn, WA
Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties

Information we all need to keep in mind. I am guilty of cooking, and then leaving the kitchen. I am a multi tasker, but I should probably slow down sometimes-Dinah Lee

Nov 23, 2008 03:02 AM #8
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Hi Yvette!  You come up with the coolest stuff!  This looks like another reblog for when we can start posting again.

Hope you have great week!

Nov 23, 2008 06:17 AM #9
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