The Best Window Treatments for Child and Pet Safety for Homeowners in Los Angeles and Throughout the San Fernando Valley
Swaying draperies, dangling cords, hanging swags—many window treatments are an accident waiting to happen for pets and young children. Because of this, homeowners with little ones and furry friends need to consider potential hazards when having new window treatments installed. If you’re looking for child- and pet-safe window treatments that don’t lack style, turn to Galaxy Draperies. We install gorgeous, custom-designed window coverings that are as beautiful as they are safe, so you can enhance your home’s interior without having to worry about potential mishaps. Since our founding in 1976, families throughout the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley area have trusted us to install safe and secure window treatments in their homes, and we’re proud to be a trusted source for premium window treatment solutions.
Safety Concerns for Your Kids
As a parent, your child’s safety is your paramount concern. You’ve likely made the rest of your house child-safe, but have you considered the potential hazards of window treatments? Pull cords present a strong strangulation hazard for kids; in fact, the majority of injuries from window treatments in kids ages six and under in the U.S. were sustained from pull cords. It only takes a minute of inattention for little ones to accidentally ensnare themselves in the dangling cords on a home’s blinds or shades.
Potential Hazards for Your Pets
If you’re a cat owner, you probably own at least one dangling cat toy that your feline friend loves. But while playing with dangling toys can entertain your kitty for hours on end, it’s important to note that these toys are very similar to dangling cords on window treatments. Did you know that cats often mistake the dangling cords of shades and blinds for cat toys? If your cat gets ahold of these dangling cords, it can lead to entanglement and choking on the cord’s plastic pull.
Whereas cats are playful, dogs are curious. When you leave the house, they love to nose their way through your blinds or push aside your shades in an attempt to get one last glance at you before you go. This can lead to them getting tangled up in dangling cords. And if your window treatments haven’t been properly installed, they might not be secured to the wall as sturdily as they should be. The rough way in which your pup handles your window treatments could cause them to fall from the wall and injure your dog.
The Solution: Pet- and Child-Safe Window Treatments
Thanks to technological advancements being made in the industry, there are more pet- and child-safe window treatments available today than ever before. At Galaxy Draperies, we craft an impressive selection of customizable options, including:
- Cordless window treatments – Our cordless window treatments are operated via a lift mechanism in the upper or lower rail, allowing you to simply pull or push on the top or bottom of your window treatments to move them into your desired position. This eliminates the need for hanging cords, creating a safer option for your kids and pets. Plus, the absence of cords creates a sleek, streamlined appearance.
- Motorized window treatments – Our motorized window treatments are easily operated with the touch of a button. You can utilize a remote control, your smartphone, or a voice-controlled home system, such as Amazon’s Alexa, to operate the window treatments. Most of the window treatments we offer can be motorized, so you won’t have to worry about limited design options.
To learn more about our cordless and motorized window treatments and what makes them the best choice for child and pet safety, contact Galaxy Draperies today. We would be happy to schedule a free consultation so that you can consult an expert about this important project. We’re proud to serve homeowners in Los Angeles and throughout the San Fernando Valley.