There are things that can be done to reduce the risk of your child tampering with dangerous cleaning products at home. Simple things like closing the door to utility rooms and putting an affordable doorknob guard on the door could save you a trip to the emergency room.
If a cleaning product or chemical is harmful or you need to be careful using it, it will likely have one or more of these words on the label: Caution, Danger, Toxic, or Warning!!!
AT TAHOE GREEN HOMECARE, WE HOPE TO HELP ELIMINATE USING CLEANING PRODUCTS ENTIRELY... HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE SOME IN YOUR HOME.... HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL TIPS...
Helpful Tips for Safety at Home:
Tip 1: Cleaning materials should always be stored out of the reach of children and pets.
Tip 2: Install child-proof latches on under-sink cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom. Even if cleaning materials are no longer stored there, chemical smells may linger and could be dangerous to a child if they play under sinks.
Tip 3: Store laundry products on high shelves because many detergents can cause rashes or itching on a child's sensitive skin.
Tip 4: Never leave a bottle or container of cleaning supplies open and unattended. Always close and put away the cleaning supply if you are interrupted. You do not want any temptation sitting around that may harm your child.
Tip 5: When cleaning, take only the proper amount you need from the container, seal the container back up and store the container away immediately. Use the proper equipment for handling the cleaning supply material, as recommended on the label. If the label says wear protective gear, gloves or goggles, do so to reduce harm to yourself and family.
Tip 6: When you are done cleaning, properly dispose of paper towels and rags that touched the cleaning chemicals.
Tip 7: Keep a list of emergency telephone numbers. Many cleaning products and chemicals have instructions on what to do if the product is used incorrectly, resulting in emergency. Create and keep a first-aid kit that includes emergency-wash liquids. In the first-aid kid, keep a list of telephone numbers for:
- National Poison Control, 1-800-222-1222
- The nearest hospital
- A local ambulance service
- Your family doctor
The next time you bring household cleaners and chemicals home, familiarize yourself with their labels and be aware of where your products are kept so you can help children stay safe.
IDEALLY, We recommend calling on Green Cleaners to do the job with safe products for you, your children, pets and the planet...
Call us, Tahoe Green Homecare @ (530 ) 318-3024!!! Or book on this website ASAP! Thanks!