Old wiring: Consider hiring an electrician to update wiring in homes built before 1940. While this may be expensive, it could save you thousands in the long run. Plants: Before choosing both indoor and outdoor plants, do your research. Some plant species such as Castor Bean are poisonous when consumed by humans, insects and/or pets. Standing water: A small child can drown in water with a depth of one inch or more. Often forgotten dangers include: Outside buckets under downspout, toilet, sink, mop bucket, diaper pail and garden ornaments. Poisonous gases: Radon and carbonmonoxide detectors are inexpensive units and make thoughtful birthday gifts. Radon is a colourless and odourless gas that seeps up from the soil through cracks in the foundation. Radon levels are highest in basements and crawl spaces because of poor ventilation. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odorless gas that can overcome you without warning. I enjoy your questions and tips, so keep
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