Danger at Home

Danger at home

We all think of our homes as the safest place to be, and they should rightly be so. Our home is usually our favorite place to spend time in. However, many accidents occur at home. There are dangerous things in the house and we should be aware of them. Thus we can avoid unnecessary pain or injury. However, there are many dangers of which we should be aware to ensure that our homes are indeed the safest place on earth.

Electricity runs many of our home appliances. It is a very useful thing. It is also a very dangerous thing if used carelessly, for it can kill. Every house has sockets in every room. Little children are very curious about such small things and they try to discover what it is. Electrical sockets and power points are to be handled with utmost care. Young children should never be allowed to go near them. Unless we are very sure of what we are doing, repairs should only be done by a competent electrician. It is only too easy to get electrocuted. Equip every socket with plug covers in order to avoid an accident. Old or faulty appliances should be discarded. If used, they are likely to start a fire somewhere or kill someone who touches it.

The kitchen is one of the more dangerous places at home. The kitchen has many dangerous things. There are dangers such as hot water and sharp objects like scissors and knives to look out for. Sharp knives can draw blood, mishandled gas-cylinders can explode, hot water can scald and stoves can cause nasty burns. We also have to be wary of open fires, especially when we cook. Flies and rats can contaminate food. Thus the kitchen is not a place to be careless in. If we are careful and know how to handle things there, then the chance of an accident occurring is lessened. Accidents have been known to occur due to carelessness in the kitchen.

The biggest danger in a bathroom is when the floor is slippery with water or soap. I have heard of many incidents of people, especially old folks, falling in the bathroom. Sometimes the fall is fatal. The surface of the bath is very slippery; therefore, protect the child from falling down and drowning. Often it leaves the victim bedridden. Utmost care is needed here.

Finally, the medicine cabinet should be inaccessible to young children. Medicines and cleaners present a rather important category in the context of home safety. Dangerous drugs and pills can look like sweets to these young ones. If taken, the consequences can be disastrous.