Bedroom

HOMEOWNER TIPS: BEDROOM

Speaker of the House Inspection Services offers the following tips about bedroom safety.

Bedroom

Lamps or switches located close to each bed will enable people getting up at night to see where they are going. Rearrange furniture closer to switches or move lamps closer to beds. Install night-lights.
Use electric blankets according to the manufacturer's instructions. Don't allow anything on top of the blanket while it is in use. (This includes other blankets or comforters, even pets sleeping on top of the blanket.) Don't set electric blankets so high that they could burn someone who falls asleep while they are on. Never go to sleep with a heating pad if it is turned on because it can cause serious burns even at relatively low settings.
In case of an emergency, it is important to be able to reach the telephone without getting out of bed.
Do not smoke in bed. Smoking in bed is a major cause of accidental fire deaths in homes.
Locate heaters or other fire sources three feet from the bed to prevent the bed from catching on fire.


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