Window covering summer safety tips

When it comes to keeping your family safe in and around the house this summer, there are certain steps that every parent should take around the house. Due to some recent innovations in custom window covering designs – such as the elimination of often harmful cords – the window industry has made great strides over the past few years. If you are going to be spending time in your home over the course of the summer with your children and their friends, you should always be aware of what you can be doing to ensure that everybody remains safe and happy.

Here are a few tips for keeping your home secure this summer:

  • Check for cords: Although many models of custom window treatments come without cords these days, some do not. It is important for you to make sure that they are at a proper height and securely fastened away so they do not present a hazard for your children.
  • Keep your kids cool: Even in the house, it is possible for kids to become overheated due to the rays of light streaming into your house. From time to time, you should close your curtains to block the light out, which will reduce the indoor temperature.
  • Open windows from the top: This way, you can prevent any potential falling accidents involving your kids and the open window. You should also make sure that any window guards and stoppers are securely fastened in place.

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