How To Keep Rental Properties Safe For Children
Many landlords design their rental properties in a manner that disadvantages children.However, as a tenant you can keep it clean and safe for your children.
The following are the ways you can keep your house conducive for the children.
- Install baby gates.
It is advisable to put baby gates when you move into a house with stairs because when children start crawling ,it is easier for them to stumble and fall,thus it will prevent them from trumbling down.
- Cover electrical outlets.
Most landlords put sockets in reachable are as to children .Parents should close such outlets before moving in,to avoid exposing their children to shock by putting sticks or their fingers in the sockets.
- Apply cabinet locks.
Adding locks to a lower cabinet can prevent children from hazard.This is important because they may crawl to open doors,climbing to cabinets and end up consuming chemicals or hurt themselves in door hinges.
- Check for fencing around the yard and pool.
Parents wanting to move in to a new house should check to see whether there is a pool or a yard.If a pool does not have a fence it is advisable to put one to prevent children from crawling in and end up drowning.A yard should be fenced to prevent animals and strangers from coming to you house thus the children being safe.