'Safeguarding' Spring Clean

Making your home safer
Making your home safer

Our 2nd Senior Snippets: the bi-weekly advisory column, for The Sale and Altrincham Advertiser focus on a Spring clean this week, with a quick checklist you can follow to ensure your home is also safeguarded:

1)     Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and remember to then check they are working properly once a week.

2)     If you have a key safe, changing the code will reduce the risk of unauthorised people getting their hands on your keys. It’s also good practice not to use a birth year starting with 19 as the code, because it reduces the combinations someone would need to try before gaining access.

3)     Keep a list of any medication you take and your doctor’s details on display in case of an emergency. Perhaps by the telephone or on a notice board? Alongside this, it’s also useful to keep a list of emergency contacts who need to be notified if necessary.

4)     To lessen the risk of trips and slips, get any loose carpets or rugs fixed and keep the floor clutter free. 

Alan's Senior Snippets Stay Safe
Alan's Senior Snippets Stay Safe

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