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A septic system is something that is easily forgotten until something goes horribly wrong. What should you avoid running down your kitchen sink? Is one type of toilet paper safer to use than another? How often does your septic tank really need to be cleaned? These were just some of the questions that I had about my septic tank after it had backed up and filled my yard with raw sewage. Since then, I have spent hours researching septic systems so that I would not have to go through that again. I have developed my website to make learning about septic systems a little easier for others like me.

learning the basics of home septic systems

Building A Home For Your Grandparents? 2 Safety Features You Should Include

Matthew Young

If you are building a home for your grandparents, you should consider including some safety features. This can help keep them safe just in case something happens in their home. Below are two of these features so you can decide if they would be right for their home.

Fire Sprinklers

Because your grandparents are older, they may not be able to get out of the house very quick if it was on fire, especially if they have any type of disability. To take care of this problem, you can have fire sprinklers installed in their home.

There are multipurpose fire sprinkler systems that connect to the cold water plumbing lines in your grandparent's home. This type of sprinkler system was designed to use in residential homes. They are also easy to install and will not take much time.

Standalone sprinkler systems are also available. These systems do not connect to the plumbing but instead uses plumbing pipes and water lines completely separated from the plumbing system. This type of sprinkler system is more expensive as it is much more involved to install. You also have to install a back flow device with this type of system to keep the water from the sprinklers away from the drinking water in the home.  

The sprinklers are placed on the ceiling and are available in a wide variety of colors. You can ask the manufacturer if they can paint the sprinklers in the exact color of the ceiling so they will blend in. To learn more about fire sprinklers, contact a company like Nor Cal Fire Protection

Home Security System

Hire a security company to install a security system in the home. There are different types of systems you can choose from. One type is the monitored system that will alert the security company's call center if the alarm goes off. If this happens, the company will contact authorities to come to the home. When choosing this type of system, they can be connected to the phone line. The main drawback to this is a burglar could easily cut the phone line and the security company would have no idea. To take care of this problem, the security company can connect the system to a cell phone instead.

There are unmonitored systems, which are not connected to the security company. When someone tries to break into a home a loud siren goes off inside and outside the house. This system is less expensive and your grandparents would not have to pay any monitoring fees. If your grandparents have hearing problems, there are systems that have both alarms and flashing lights. In most cases, a burglar will be scared off when they hear this alarm go off.

Once both of these things are installed, you can rest easy knowing your grandparents are safe in their new home.