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The kitchen is typically the busiest room in the house. It is also the most dangerous and most likely area where a child is at risk for injury. We are all aware of some general ways to child-proof our homes using baby gates, safety latches, plug and knob covers.  However, the kitchen has some hidden dangers and needs increased attention to ensure the kids are safe.



The kitchen is also an exciting place for little ones. There are so many interesting and intriguing objects, some shine while others make peculiar noises. Besides, mom/dad spend a lot of time in the kitchen and the kids like to be where the action is. 



I have compiled a list of several kitchen concerns for a typical kitchen. However, your individual kitchen area may have other dangers that you should consider. Hopefully, my list will get you thinking, and motivate you to make any necessary changes. 


A Recipe For A Safe Kitchen


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As a real estate professional, I have run into a couple situations where the growth of “weed” was being carried out in a neighbourhood home.


Typically, the neighbours are shocked to learn that this was going on right on their block and were upset that they hadn't even noticed. Remember that is the goal of the people growing the product...they hope you will not notice. 


There have been many articles over the past several months in local papers about this ongoing problem. Many of them have listed some things that you should watch for in your own area. You may say, “Not here, we have good neighbours”.  However, it is important to remember that no area or neighbourhood is immune in today's communities.  So, to be aware, here are some things you can watch for.  



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From the Fire Marshal’s Office, the following are important.

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Making your house secure and keeping your family safe may be easier then you think. Start securing your home by answering this question: "How would I break into my home if I lost or forgot my keys and had no way to contact anyone?"

Did something come to mind? Well, that is your starting place. If you thought of one or more ways, so can a burglar. So address that issue first and foremost. Then review the tips below to add further protection for your home, property and family. 

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