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Preventing Home Damage Caused by Kids
« on: April 13, 2018, 06:44:09 PM »

Young children can sometimes cause home damages that result in costly repairs. No matter how well your kids behave, they might still break things and damage surfaces while playing or doing other activities around the home. Here are a few ways to prevent some of the most common household damages that are caused by kids.

Designate a Drawing Area

Children often love to draw on walls, and you might have to paint over your little ones’ sketches if you notice any scribbles that are hard to remove. Setting up a chalkboard, a whiteboard or an easel somewhere in your home can prevent this problem by giving your kids a place to draw. This will help keep your walls free of any marks left by crayons or markers. You should also consider buying some washable crayons and markets just in case your children end up drawing on your walls.

Protect Your Floors

Floors often sustain the most damage when children live in the home. To save your floors, you can try having Floorguard products or other durable flooring materials installed in some of your rooms. Olefin is a synthetic fiber that's known for its stain-resistance and works great for carpeting. If you have hardwood floors, you can protect them by applying sealant and leaving matts near entranceways so that your kids can wipe their feet before walking through your home.

Save Your Screens

If you have screens on your windows or sliding glass doors, your children might leave holes or tears in them from pushing or playing with toys near them that have sharp edges. Window guards that fit over your windows and block access to your screens often work well as deterrents. These window guards can also keep your children from falling out of windows. If you notice any holes or tears in your screens, screen repair patches can fix the damage.

Prevent Toilet Clogs

Most toilet clogs can be resolved by using a plunger, but some stubborn clogs need a plumber’s touch. If you want to avoid having to hire a plumber to resolve tough clogs caused by children, you should teach your kids the importance of keeping toys out of the toilet. Having your kids use single-ply toilet paper can also keep clogging down to a minimum.

Children and home damage often go hand in hand, but you can save much of your home from ruin by taking some additional precautions. Making just a few simple changes can help your home survive through your little ones’ childhood years.

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