Because children are so new to the world, they don’t always know how they should behave in the home. Parents are forever having to install child gates and block plug outlets to prevent electrocutions, burnings, and all manner of other horrors.
But despite your best efforts, children continue to generate disasters in your home. Here are some common examples and what you can do to solve them.
Spilling Food And Drink On The Carpet
Spilling food and drink on the carpet is perhaps the most common problem that parents encounter during the course of family life. Kids have a knack for creating catastrophic messes on the floor – some of which are so bad they leave you speechless.
Okay, so what can you do in this situation?
The best strategy is prevention. Food is allowed in the kitchen and dining room, but not in any carpeted living space, including the lounge.
The second approach is to prepare. Buy yourself cleaning products and a carpet deep cleaner that uses steam to evict stains from fibers.
The third is to provide children with drinks containers that are less liable to create spillages, such as lidded beakers.
Leaving The Faucet On
Bathroom fitting manufacturers already include a degree of kid-proofing in their designs. Sink vendors, for instance, include an overflow that prevents your bathroom from flooding if your child accidentally leaves the faucet running after they finish cleaning their teeth.
Sometimes, though, the inevitable happens, and your bathroom floods. When this happens, what can you do?
Again, prevention is the best option. You want to make sure that your bath and sink have overflow outlets that can accommodate the full flow of water via the faucets.
If the damage is done, you’ll need pro-grade water damage restoration. The purpose of these services is to clear up any excess water from your home’s fixtures, fittings, and materials to prevent long-term water damage. Sometimes, you’ll be able to restore the property to new again, and other times, you may require slight building work.
Breaking vases (and other delicate objects in your home) is an ever-present danger when you have kids. Inevitably, their play will lead to the destruction of your most treasured china heirlooms.
Broken vases, however, can lead to some nasty injuries. So what can you do about it?
The first is to only keep vases in parts of your home that the kids don’t go to. This could include your bedroom, study, or the attic.
The second is to put them inside cabinets, especially if your children have friends over to play. This way, you can avoid hazards and protect your most treasured belongings at the same time.
Drawing On Paintings
Drawing on paintings is another thing that kids love to do. They like adding their own artistic interpretations. That’s fine when the artwork is cheap. But it’s a problem when it’s worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Be sure to keep your art high up on the walls. Avoiding putting it at kids’-eye-level, especially if you keep a healthy supply of crayons in the house.