Svetlana Sheinina

Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 9/24/2019

The location of the homes you’re looking at in your search is key. You probably have at least a couple of cities and towns narrowed down, but do you know specifics? Is there a particular neighborhood that you would prefer to live in? The street that you choose to live on will also have a lot to do with the way that you conduct your life. If you live on the main road, for example, you’ll face a lot of noise and traffic. If you have kids, that may not be the ideal situation. There’s many reasons that living on a dead end street is the ideal situation. Be on the lookout for homes on cul-de-sacs and dead end streets in your home search. Read on to see the many advantages of living on a street that’s not a throughway.

The Traffic Is Significantly Less

There are very few cars that head down a street that’s not a throughway. No one will be using your street as a shortcut. This makes it much safer for children to play outside and it reduces noise in the neighborhood. 

There’s A Sense Of Security

Since there isn’t a lot of traffic on a dead-end street, it‘s easy to identify strange cars that are lurking around. The people in your neighborhood will all be more alert to any kind of unusual activity on the street. This allows for a more secure feeling in your own backyard. 

A Dead End Street Is A Great Place To Raise Kids

Your kids will have a bit more freedom to play and be kids when you live on a dead end street. There’s less traffic to worry about while the kids play, yet you have a great opportunity to teach your kids about traffic safety rules and how to act around strangers. Your children will also become close with other children in the neighborhood. The adults who live in your neighborhood will become acquainted with your children as well. You’ll definitely appreciate a tight-knit community if you have kids. 

Your Property Value Will Stay High

It’s hard to say that a home on a dead end street will decrease in value. With a strong community sense and safety perks, these homes will be in demand. When you do decide to sell your home, you’re sure to get a good return on your property investment if you choose a home on a dead end street.

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Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 6/27/2017

If you ask the average person where they feel the safest, they’ll probably tell you “at home.” Most of us see our homes as a place to relax with our families after a long day, not as a place of potential danger.

 However, there are a number of common hazards that we and our families face in the comfort of our own homes, especially if we have young children or toddlers. Some of them we plan for and actively avoid, such as house fires. Others we neglect altogether.

 In this article, we’re going to cover ten household hazards for your children that you can avoid by taking a few preemptive measures. Read on for the list.

 1. Dishwashers

It doesn’t seem like it, but your dishwasher can be a fire hazard and a safety concern if you have small children. Faulty wiring in dishwashers has caused a growing number of house fires, so be sure that yours is installed and maintained correctly.

When it comes to small children, dishwashers are low enough so that they can fall when holding onto them if they swing open. Furthermore, if a child does get the dishwasher open they could injure themselves on sharp utensils inside.

2. Windows

Unsurprisingly, injuries from falling down are some of the most common for small children. However, the most serious injuries often occur from windows. Be sure that your windows are locked in place when your children are left alone. You can buy inexpensive slide stops that will stop your windows from opening past a certain amount.

3. Poisons

Keep cleaning supplies, medications, and other dangerous substances in a child-safety locked cabinet or on the top shelf of a closet, never within reach of small children.

Although many of these items come with “childproof” caps, the best method of prevention is keep them in a place that children can’t see or reach them.

4. Garbage cans

Adventurous toddlers or family pets can sometimes make their way into the garbage can. Problems arise when there are sharp or other dangerous objects in the garbage. Avoid this by using a garbage can with a locking lid and throwing sharp items in a sturdy plastic container, not in the regular garbage can.

5. Candles

Most of us enjoy the scent of a nice candle now and then. However, open flames and children and pets never mix well. Alternatives light electric candle burners or plug-in air fresheners are a safer way to keep the house smelling clean.

6. Dangling cords

The cords we use for our electronics aren’t just an eyesore--they can be extremely dangerous for small infants who can get tangled in them. Keep your power cords tied in small hoops. When possible, use Bluetooth enabled items to avoid them altogether.

7. Water hazards

When most people think of water hazards for children the first thing that comes to mind is the swimming pool. However, small children left unattended in bathtubs is equally dangerous. If your child likes to play with the taps on your bathtub, use a childproof doorknob cover for your bathroom door.

8. Space heaters

They’re useful for taking the chill off in the winter time, but a child should never be left in a room with a running space heater. They could knock them over, causing a fire, or burn themselves on the hot surface.

Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 11/10/2015

Kids, since they are naturally curious, require special measures to ensure their safety. Whether this is your first child, or your fifth, everyone can use a refresher course about kid’s safety in the home. By being vigilant and following a few simple rules, you can help ensure that your kids stay safe in their own home. Cover it Up Those seemingly benign electrical outlets might not seem like they are out of the ordinary to you, but to your child, they might as well be magical. They seem to beg to have something, anything, poked into them. In order to protect you child from being shocked, or even electrocuted, invest in a couple packages of outlet covers. It is best to keep a few around since they tend to get misplaced when they are removed. Just be sure to keep loose outlet covers out of the reach of small children who still put things in their mouths. They can be a choking hazard. Gate it Up Baby gates, as they are commonly known, are also called safety gates. Unlike the ones popular in the past, these safety accessories no longer feature triangular shaped openings. Instead, many of them are made of a mesh pattern covering that eliminates the ability of the child to put their head through the opening. While safety gates are often used to block the ability of the child to go up or down a set of stairs, they can be used for much more. You can keep your child in a particular room while you are busy with chores. Conversely, you can also keep your child from accessing a particular room by placing a safety gate at the opening. These days, safety gates come in a variety of different widths, with many of them able to accommodate a range of openings. In addition, there are also many options when it comes to the latches that open the gate. This allows people with limited mobility to choose the gates that enable them to easily open them. Safety Latches Latches will keep your child out of the drawers and cabinets where you store your pots and pans, as well as any hazardous materials.  They help to keep your child safe while still allowing accessibility to the tools you need to complete your daily chores. Today, you can find many different tools and resources to keep your kids safe in your home. After all, you want your home to be a source of comfort for them.