Once you become a parent, you soon realize that there are endless responsibilities. Suddenly you put others before yourself. Suddenly you care more for your child's safety than your own. It's all part of the natural process of parenting. Once thing I put a great deal of thought into is safety. Physical safety in the home to be more specific. You have to be ready if someone breaks in or a fire erupts. This means making certain that imperative cautions have been made. Think secure locks, security alarms and smoke detectors. All are very important in this day and age. Is your home up-to-par? Let's hope the answer is yes.
These days I'm getting the full effect of what it must have been like for my father. Being the father means a lot of responsibility. You are the one in charge of protecting the family and keeping them safe from harm. You are typically the one that your child will look to when he/she feels threatened. Or at least this is the way it was in my house. We all just expected my father to take care of it if something was up. One aspect of being a father for me concerns smoke detectors. I want a quality smoke detector in each and every room of my home. I need to know if there is smoke stirring about. This especially goes for those of us who have fire places. I have a wood-burning fireplace in my home. In all truth, it could get out of hand or pop a red-hot coal out onto the carpet. This could turn into something awful rather quickly. Therefore in addition to my smoke detectors, I also keep a couple of fire extinguishers handy. These are something that anyone can use if shown properly. They truly can be a life-saver at times. Not to mention, a home saver. No one wants to lose their home to a fire.
So, is it time to winter-proof your home yet? Why not check on those smoke detectors while you're at it. Make sure everything is fine and looks kosher. That extra bit of effort is well worth the safety of your family and loved ones. Now, if you're in need of some new and improved smoke detectors, then I suggest Lowe's or Home Depot. Both superstores should have what you're looking for.