When my first child had an accident at home, I realised we hadn't childproofed the house as well as we could have. Thankfully, they were fine, but I learned my lesson and began a thorough inspection of my home and garden. I got to work addressing the various hazards we had overlooked, and I started this blog to help other parents think objectively about the hazards in their own homes. I post about a variety of topics, such as pool safety, choosing a safe garden fence, storing medication and cleaning products, window and door locks and kitchen safety for kids. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.
25 May 2016
An oak staircase and balustrade adds a touch of traditional character to your home. If you decide to leave the wood unpainted so that you can enjoy the charm of the natural grain, you'll need to care for it properly This will keep the wood looking beautiful and will also help it to last much longer. Here are some tips on caring for your oak staircase balustrade. Treatment options Oil Naked, untreated oak should be oiled immediately to prevent it from drying out.
12 May 2016
Patios are usually set in a position that catches the sun. It is therefore necessary to find ways to cool the space down so you can comfortably use it during the summer. Whatever the design of your patio, there are a number of ways you can help to keep it cool. Trees Trees are an attractive, natural option for shade over an open patio. You should plant quick-growing trees near to the patio so that the spreading branches will provide shade.
27 April 2016
Lawn mowers are vital companions during summers when you want your grass looking healthy and gorgeous. But at the end of the mowing season, many homeowners make the mistake of leaving lawn mowers unattended, causing irreversible damage to them. This guide equips you with strategic steps to prolong the shelf life of your lawn mower in winter. Detach The Battery If a battery powers your lawn mower, then it's probably a good idea to remove and store it away in a cool, dry area during winter season.
15 April 2016
There are numerous types of air pollutants like pollen, pet fur, general dirt and even smoke in residential environments. These contaminants compromise your indoor air quality and the particles can be harmful to the respiratory system. Therefore, you should consider installing an air cleaner in your house to eliminate these air pollutants. Basically, these appliances are designed to screen the air and eliminate the contaminating particles. The cleaning efficiency of the purifier will depend on the filtration mechanism, so it is important to consider this aspect before purchase.
31 March 2016
If there are stray cats climbing onto your air conditioning unit, that can be annoying, and in some cases, people around the world have even reported cats urinating on their air conditioning units. If you are tired of the noise or the odours or just want them to stay away, there are ways to deter them from your outdoor AC unit. Take a look at these tips: 1. Spray a natural cat repellant around the area.