We all know how curious toddlers can be especially when it comes to things they shouldn’t be playing with inside the home. Floor vents are no exception and they can be quite dangerous for little Billy. So, how can you childproof your registers? Find out a few simple methods below:
- Fasten Registers In Place: this is the best solution for children who like to lift the registers and throw their toys into the vents. For any of you with registers that aren’t drilled or nailed down, we’re sure you can relate. If you have wooden registers, drill a hole or use a hammer to nail them in place. If you wish to use metal ones, make sure you purchase registers with screw-in vents.
Pro-Tip: for a quick, temporary solution use double-sided tape or velcro.
- Go With A Safer Option: we’ve also heard stories about children who cut their fingers on sharp, metal vents. If this is the case in your home, go plastic. You can find them in just about any home improvement store and if you can’t find them there, you can always order them online. Plastic registers can be used in the floor as well as in walls or ceilings.
- Now Check The Outdoor Unit: if your kids like to play in the backyard and you find them hanging out near the outdoor unit, block it off. Fencing in the unit works well, but whatever you do to block it off just be sure to leave enough space for adequate airflow.
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