National Safety Month Part One: Stay Safe At Home

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  1. Lock Your Doors & Use Your Alarm System.  Even though you might just be making a quick trip to the store or walking down the street to say hey to a neighboor, lock the door of your home.  It only takes a few minutes for an intruder to enter your home and take your valuables.
  2. Be Careful With Pets.  When considering adding an animal to your family, make sure they are covered under your home’s insurance policy, and invest in good training to ensure that you won’t have to deal with an animal attack.
  3. Keep Toxic Chemicals Out Of Reach.  It only takes a second for a child to open the cabinet under the sink and get into the bleach or ammonia.  Keep these out of reach or with a child lock to make sure a trip to the Emergency Room is not in your summer forecast.
  4. Be Prepared for Natural Disasters.  Hurricane Season is upon us in Charleston, SC, and you need to be prepared.  Make sure to have supplies on hand should a hurricane head toward the Charleston coast.  A emergency kit should include food, water, a radio, batteries, first aid kit, extra cash, and more.  Get a full shopping list for your kit from the Red Cross.

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