It’s that time of year when many of us will be inviting our family and friends into our New Orleans homes to celebrate the holidays with us. Is your home prepared for curious little fingers and paws investigating the dangers that may reside in your home?
Here’s a few things to take special care of before they arrive.
- Now that you have that Christmas tree decorated perfectly, take another look and see what babies or puppies could reach from the ground. Edible ornaments, favorite ornaments, breakable ornaments and strings of lights need to be strategically placed out of reach. Also, if you use a real tree, make sure to keep it watered to avoid a fire.
- Don’t you love all the holiday plants this time of year? The red and green can add living color to a room. Keep in mind though, Poinsettia and mistletoe are poisonous to both dogs and cats. Be sure to move them out of reach to avoid a family emergency.
- Many of us have our bathroom and kitchen already childproofed with safety latches. But for those that haven’t needed to, take a look at what may be accessible to small children and their furry friends. Anything that could be harmful to them, move to higher ground.
- The CDC recommends that you set your water heater to 120 degrees. Make sure your water heater is set to a safe temperature for small visitors.
- We’re sure that if you have an outdoor pool, you’ve taken all the safety precautions to prevent accidental drowning. But according to the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission), toilets should also be given extra attention to prevent toddlers from falling in headfirst and drowning.
Holiday parties are meant to be enjoyed, so keeping your eye on the smaller guests is going to be hard to do if you’re not prepared. If plumbing mishaps happen, please contact us for polite quality service.
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