As a work from home mom, I try my best to keep on top of all home-related concerns. The kitchen and bathrooms are (almost) always clean, the laundry is washed if not put away, and I enjoy tweaking the decorating around the house to freshen the look and make our home comfortable for my family.
What I’m not good about staying on top of, however, is home safety.
That seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? I’m more in tune with the need for new valances in the sunroom than with safety concerns in my home.
June was National Safety Month and as a Kidde Ambassador, I took this opportunity to assess the fire safety needs in my home. Our house was built about fifteen years ago before legislation such as mandatory sprinkler systems came into being in my home state of Maryland. There are also very few smoke alarms in my house, which is a fairly large 4,000+ square feet.
A quick look around my house showed me that I only have smoke alarms in the following locations:
Basement level (fully finished with one bedroom): one smoke alarm at the bottom of the stairs outside of the furnace room.
First floor: one smoke alarm in the hallway between the kitchen and the foyer.
Second floor: one smoke alarm at the top of the stairs and in each of the four bedrooms.
I also took a look at where we have fire extinguishers and found that our only fire extinguisher in the home is in the kitchen pantry.
So what do you think? How did we do?
My next step is going to be to head over to Kidde’s Home Safety page to determine what my home needs to meet fire safety standards. Please watch for my next post where I’ll show you the results!
Disclosure: This post is part of a year-long sponsored ambassador campaign. All opinions are my own. Follow Kidde on social media at facebook.com/kidde, on Twitter @KiddeSafety, and @kiddefiresafety on Instagram.