Are Space Heaters Dangerous?

Space heaters and other home heating equipment are the second leading cause of home fires and home fire deaths (cooking and smoking respectively are number one). But to say space heaters are dangerous could be misleading. I submit to you that a space heater approved by a recognized testing laboratory, used according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and properly maintained by its …

Home Smoke Alarm Systems – a must in every home

Many lives have been saved over the past 30 years due to home smoke alarm systems. Safety groups such as the National Safety Council (NSC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and our local Fire/Rescue professionals have done a tremendous job in educating the public about smoke alarms and their role in saving lives. …

Slide Bolt Door Locks – Homeowner Beware

Slide bolt door locks have been around for as long as I can remember. Back in the day they were considered to be a reliable safety lock – at least some of my aunts and uncles thought so. Of course, back in the day people weren’t so bold and brazen as they are today. If you’re brave enough to watch …

Safety Begins in the Home

That’s right – safety begins in the home – your home. It begins with you. Everywhere you go there are hazards – home, grocery store, vacation – everywhere. But let’s focus on your home to help protect you and your family. When it comes to doing a safety check on your home, there are various factors to consider: its age, …

About Rick

Hi, I’m Rick! Welcome to Safety Products for the Home. Thanks for stopping by. I am confident the information presented in the contents of this site will be helpful to you as you seek to make your home a safe place for your family, friend and visitors. Please take your time, take notes, and take seriously the information on this …