Raising a child takes a village. It doesn’t matter if you’re a parent, a grandparent, an aunt/uncle or even a close family friend—when you play a role in a child’s life, your mission is to keep them happy, healthy and, most importantly, safe!
Unfortunately, it only takes a split second for a child to get into something they shouldn’t. That’s why, even if a child doesn’t live with you full time, it’s important you childproof your home.
From an unexpected plumbing or electrical disaster in Pinellas County to an untimely air conditioning repair in Hillsborough County, FL, the Cornerstone Pros team deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Not only do we know how to handle these types of scenarios, we also have insight on how to prevent them.
As parents ourselves, we suggest addressing all electrical hazards first—and here’s why: According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, seven children a day are treated for injuries caused by electrical shock—with parents being present in the home for 70% of these instances.
To improve your home’s safety, here are two tips for childproofing your home against electrical hazards.
Children are curious creatures who love to explore their surroundings. To understand the hazards that are within their reach, you need to get down on their level. Here are two threats you’ll find:
From cords to outlets to appliances, your electrical components are susceptible to wear and tear. So, it’s important to inspect their integrity regularly. Set a reminder to test and inspect your home’s cords, GFCI outlets and electrical appliances at least once a month—and after a major storm or power failure.
Testing your GFCIs is simple:
There’s only so much you can do to protect a child against electrical hazards in the home. When it comes to the major electrical hazards, you should turn to the pros—Cornerstone Pros. We offer the electrical services you need to take power over the safety of your home, including:
From addressing major electrical threats to removing harmful airborne contaminants, Cornerstone delivers a comprehensive lineup of electrical, plumbing, HVAC and indoor air quality services to Pinellas County, FL, and surrounding areas! Fill out our online form or call our pros at 727.295.3099 today!