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Poison Prevention Week: Home Improvements for Safety

Assess your home for potential hazards and implement safety measures within your home to prevent poisonings!

Assess your home for potential hazards and implement safety measures within your home to prevent poisonings!

Poisoning is the leading cause of injury related death in the US. March 20-26 is National Poison Prevention Week. The first National Poison Prevention Week was declared by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 to raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. Poisoning is the leading cause of injury related death in the US. Is your home poison safe? Your Project Loan is to fill you in on home improvements that will increase the safety of your household and prevent accidental poisonings.

How to Prevent Accidental Poisonings in Your Home

The best way to prevent accidental poisonings in your home is to ensure that all toxic items (this includes cleaning supplies, batteries, fragrance oils, etc) are stored securely in a location high above and out of sight from young children and animals. Additionally, you should ensure that your yard is free of toxic plants if you have a pet or young child. Click here for a list of plants that are toxic to animals.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Are there carbon monoxide detectors in your home? Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas that claims the lives of several people each year who were unaware of its presence within their home or garage. Installing a home security system that has carbon monoxide detectors is critical for preventing poisonings within your home.

Garage Makeovers

Is your garage a cluttered mess? Are you in need of a more functional storage space? Improve the safety of your home by giving your garage a makeover that ensures all cleaning supplies, auto supplies, and other toxins have a safe designated storage area rather than laying around.

Safety Fences

You can increase the safety (and value) or your home by Investing in a child safety fence or invisible pet fence for your property. A child safety fence can keep children away from potentially hazardous pool and yard chemicals. An invisible pet safety fence can ensure that your pet stays away from the areas in your yard where you store chemicals or potentially toxic plants nearby.

Need Help Financing These Home Improvements? Contact Your Project Loan Today!

Are you dreaming of a home improvement project, but are not sure how to go about financing it? With a loan from Your Project Loan, you can pay off your bills and tackle home improvement projects at the same time! It has never been easier to take on your debt and home improvement projects with just one loan.
Contact us today or fill out a simple 60-second loan application to learn more!

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