Safety Items Every Home Needs

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In these unprecedented times, we are constantly reminded about the importance of safety. Make sure you take all precautions necessary to keep your home and family safe. Here is a home safety items checklist from The BrickKicker. Make sure you have these safety essentials for your home.

Home Safety Items Checklist

Each and every home should be equipped with the following items to ensure you and your family are safe and prepared for any issue that may arise.

Hand Sanitizer and Extra Masks

If repair workers, or even friends and family, come into your home, make sure you have extra PPE gear on hand for them to use. It will minimize risk and excuses.

Smoke Detectors

Every home should have at least one smoke detector on each floor of the house plus one outside each bedroom. It’s a good idea to get in the habit of changing the batteries each fall and spring when you change the clocks back for daylight savings. You should also test them monthly to make sure they are working correctly. They should all be replaced about every ten years.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Recommendations for CO detectors are similar to recommendations for smoke alarms. At a minimum, each home should have at least one CO detector on each floor and one in, or just outside, each bedroom.

Fire Extinguishers

Your house should have one fire extinguisher in the kitchen so you can put out any cooking catastrophes, one on each additional floor, and one near any fireplaces. Make sure every family member knows how to use one, and regularly check their expiration dates.

Fire Ladder

If your home has upstairs bedrooms, make sure they have a fire ladder that everybody knows how to use.

First Aid Kit

When it comes to safety essentials for your home, be sure to have a first aid kit on hand. You can buy a pre-assembled first aid kit or make it yourself. 


Ensure everyone has access to a working flashlight near their bed. You might need it in the event of a power outage. Also, have an extra supply of batteries next to each flashlight.

A Safe

A safe protects essential papers and valuables from theft and keeps them safe from fire and water damage.

Outlet covers

Even if you don’t have small children in your home, eventually, you will. That is why you should keep unused electrical outlets covered with safety covers. 

Keep Your Home Safe With The BrickKicker

Home Inspections usually include not only a list of needed repairs but also ideas for safety improvement. Now that you know the safety items every home needs, you can be proactive and get these safety essentials for your home. If you need a home inspection, contact The BrickKicker or schedule it online.