1. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms:
Ensure these are installed and functioning properly to alert you of smoke or dangerous gas levels.
2. Fire extinguisher:
Keep a fire extinguisher accessible to control small fires before they escalate.
3. First-aid kit:
Have a stocked first-aid kit for handling minor injuries and emergencies.
4. Emergency exit plan:
Establish and practice a clear plan for evacuating the apartment in case of an emergency.
5. Secure locks on doors and windows:
Install quality locks to prevent unauthorized entry and enhance security.
6. Safe electrical practices:
Regularly check cords and appliances for damage to prevent electrical fires.
7. Adequate lighting:
Ensure all areas, especially stairways and entry points, are well-lit to prevent accidents and deter intruders.
8. Non-slip mats in bathrooms:
Place non-slip mats to reduce the risk of falls on wet surfaces.
9. Childproofing, if necessary:
If children are present, secure cabinets, cover outlets, and ensure window guards are in place.
10. Water leak detection:
Regularly inspect for leaks to prevent water damage and mold growth.