PHOENIX, Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker and Sons, one of Arizona's most well-respected HVAC, electrical, and plumbing service providers, has always committed themselves to not only providing local residents with premier services, they also strive to serve the larger community. With the holiday season approaching quickly, Parker and Sons representative Josh Kelly has offered the community important tips to keeping your home safe for children during the upcoming months.
"One of the biggest things that parents and people can do during these times is to keep things, like flammables, in safe places," said Kelly. While families and friends will spend a large amount of time in the kitchen or outside using the grill, it is pertinent that children of all ages don't meddle with or come in contact with dangerous objects. For instance, Kelly advises that adults keep things such as lighters, candles, and even propane tanks, away from a child's reach. Naturally, things like knives, scissors, and other sharp objects should be kept away from children, as well.
But more so than flammable objects and cooking tools, Kelly stresses that parents should be aware of electrical outlets and loose wires that are located around the home. He claims that children have a tendency to maneuver their way into small places where things like wires and outlets might be located. In order to protect your children and the children of your friends and family, you should be making sure that wires plugged into things like televisions, clocks, etc., should be covered or blocked by another object.
If there is an outlet that isn't in use, Kelly advises that every socket should have a protective, outlet cover. Luckily, these are available at any hardware store, and even some grocery stores. By covering your outlets, children will be less likely to play with them, or even stick things in them that would result in minor electrocution. While it would be unnecessary to cover every outlet in your home, a way to get around this would be to only allow your guests to stay in the living room, kitchen, and dining room. That way, all bedrooms would be an "off limits" area, so children wouldn't be able to injure themselves and would always be supervised.
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