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Water safety tips for your home

by Richard Marcus 05/04/2022

Water in your home or yard can be a drowning risk. It can also cause other hazards, such as slippery floors or burns from scalding temperatures. Practicing water safety tips can help ensure your home is a safe environment.

Clean up water spills right away

Water spills from the tub or sink can make the floor in the area slippery. This can lead to falls and serious injuries, including head injuries. Mop or wipe up water right away to prevent this from occurring. Consider placing a mat near tubs and sinks to catch any water spills and stop them from reaching bare floors.

Lower your water temperature

Scalding water can lead to severe burns. Decrease the temperature on your water heater so it's below 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Even after lowering the temperature, check the water to make sure it isn't too hot before bathing or using it for other household chores.

Adhere to notices to boil water

If your local authorities notify residents to boil water, always follow these orders. These notices are given when local water sources may contain hazardous microbes. Continue using boiled water until you're told that it's safe to use your regular water.

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