How To Maintain A Safe Home in Victoria

May 21, 2024
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A good home is a safe home. If you love the place you live, you should keep it that way. That means safeguarding the way you live. As a major home builder in Australia, we know what makes a safe home. We build them to be safe, no we're going to teach how to make sure they stay safe.

Bushfire Safety Awareness

For those living in areas prone to bushfires, adhering to the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) ratings is crucial. For more detailed guidelines, refer to the Australian Government's Bushfire Building Standard.

Strong Doors and Windows for Security

Make sure your doors are in good condition and your windows' locking mechanisms are robust. If you need further guidance on better home security, the Australian Security Industry Association provide a great resource on this.

Electronic Security Systems

Security measures are there to assure you that your home is safe. Advancements in modern systems have allowed for more affordable security measures. Smart technology allows homeowners to monitor their property remotely via smartphones. These come in the form of cameras and alarm systems. Better security means better home life.

Electrical Safety

Make sure nothing is sparking. That's when you know something is clearly wrong. When you need to look a bit closer, inspect electrical systems attentively to ensure they're not compromised. Safety switches and surge protectors should be installed to electrical faults.

Fire Safety Equipment

Be prepared for safety measures always. Ensure that your home has fire safety tools, such as smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and fire blankets. Ensure smoke alarms are installed in key areas and test them regularly.

Make sure the home is safe for children

Install safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs, secure heavy furniture to walls, and use safety locks on cabinets containing hazardous materials.

Creating a safe home in Australia involves addressing a variety of environmental and safety concerns. JG King Homes are committed to building homes that meet the highest standards. We're not building houses, we're building homes. And every home should be a safe space.