Summer heat usually means all the windows in the house stay closed for a few months so the air conditioning can do its thing and cool down the home. Keep the humidity outside, where it belongs. However, summer always transitions to cooler nights and eventually cooler days, allowing home owner’s the opportunity to enjoy some fresh air with wide open windows. Problem is, wide open windows sometimes invite risks.
Window Safety tips for your home
If your home doesn’t include kids, or pets, these tips might not work for you. However, if you do, or you know people with kids and pets, share these window safety tips. It could save a friend or family member from unnecessary risk they may not have thought about.
Kids love to climb
We all know kids love to climb, and explore. Sometimes animals, too. To avoid a child climbing up on furniture, or some other large object, and trying to climb out an open window - keep the areas around your windows clear. A window screen isn’t going to keep a kid from falling through the window.
Open windows out of reach
Keep windows that are easily accessible, closed. If you need to get a bit of ventilation or a cross breeze to cool off, try opening a window well out of reach of kids, and pets. However, if you only have windows that are easily reached, consider installing window guards or window stops to limit how wide a window can be opened.
These are installed on the INSIDE of the home, so they are easily removed by an adult in case of an emergency situation, like a fire.
Plant Shrubs and Bushes Outside Windows
If you can, plants pretty shrubs and bushes under windows. If, by chance, a child or pet does fall out of a window…. It’ll help soften the fall a little bit.
Home Owner’s Insurance isn’t all you need to stay on top of when owning a home. Limiting risks is extremely important for home owner’s, especially as your kids start making friends and you have them over for playdates!
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