Summer is the perfect time to childproof your home so your kids stay safe while they're out of school. From installing tempered glass to inspecting your patio furniture, there are a number of simple, effective ways to childproof your home, ensuring the entire family has a safe, enjoyable summer.
Install Tempered Glass
Tempered glass is glass that undergoes chemical or thermal treating to increase its strength. When tempered glass breaks, it shatters into large, safe chunks as opposed to small, dangerous shards. Tempered glass reduces over 20,000 severe injuries annually. This summer, consider installing a tempered glass sliding patio door to reduce incidents while going back and forth from the yard. You may also want to consider tempered glass for your glass coffee table, dining room table, TV stand or china cabinet.
Inspect Patio Furniture and other Outdoor Features
When you get your lawn furniture out for the first time this season, give it a thorough inspection for missing or broken parts and other issues, such as splintering wood. Repair or replace your outdoor furniture as needed. If you're in the market for new patio furniture, look for pieces with smooth lines, as sharp corners and bars are more likely to cause injuries. Pad your furniture to further protect kids and pets.
Cover Grills, Fire Pits, and other Open Flames
Cooking out for dinner or enjoying s'mores over a roaring backyard fire is a lot of fun. However, open fire is also dangerous. There should be at least one adult present at all times when you have a fire going either in a grill or fire pit. Never leave the fire unattended. When you aren't actively cooking, keep the flames covered appropriately. Talk to your children about the dangers of fire so they understand why it's important to keep their distance and ask adults for help.
Apply Clear Choice™ Protectant
Clear Choice is a professionally applied glass treatment system to protect the granite, glass, porcelain and tile surfaces in your home. A single treatment from a Glass Doctor® of Langley representative will make your home surfaces stain, scratch and water resistant. The glass treatment also removes mildew to keep the house germ free, ensuring kids don't get sick while they're preparing snacks or getting ready for bed.
Glass Doctor of Langley offers a range of home glass products and services as well as glass treatment to keep your family safe, giving you a peace of mind about the well being of your children and pets. To learn more about how we'll childproof your Langley, BC home, fill out our online request form or give us a call at 604-427-2888.