Whether you are a senior at risk of a slip and fall accident or have young children with the potential to get into harmful chemicals, your house may have more hazards than you think. But you can prevent accidents in your home.
As a homeowner, you want your home to be safe for your family and friends. If anyone was to become injured in your home, you could be facing serious legal action from injury experts like Onder Law. To prevent injuries in your home, you will need to be assertive and responsible.
From slipping in the kitchen to falling down the stairs, most home accidents can be avoided. Let’s take a closer look at a few ways to prevent accidents and injuries at home.
The kitchen can be a messy place, which also creates a dangerous situation. When you are busy creating your latest culinary masterpiece, it’s essential to be aware of your environment. If you spill any ingredients while you are cooking, don’t wait to clean them up.
You or someone else in your home could slip on your spill and have a disastrous fall. Always check the floor around you to ensure that your cooking creates no slip and fall hazards.
There are likely several places in your home where you have stairs. Stairways pose one of the greatest risks for injury in your home. From children slipping down the stairs to a pet causing a serious fall, your best defense on the stairs is a sturdy handrail. Your railings get a lot of use and should always be maintained.
At least twice a year, you should inspect your interior and exterior handrails to ensure that they are tightly secured. The bathroom is another high-risk area in your home. If you want to avoid accidents, you should install handrails and non-slip mats in your shower.
Every household contains a certain number of chemicals. Most cleaning products can be toxic if ingested. Over 3,000 children lose their lives each year from poisoning in the home. To protect your family, always store chemicals, including cleaning products, in a locked cupboard or a tall shelf where they are out of reach for children.
Area rugs and carpet runners are a warm and cozy addition to any home with tile or plank flooring. While rugs are a great boost to your decor, they also can pose a serious risk of injury to your family.
When rugs aren’t properly secured, they can slip and slide across slick floors resulting in a serious fall. To secure your rugs to your floor, you can place a non-slip mat or tabs underneath, and they will stay safely in place.
Keeping sharp and dangerous tools out of the hands of your children should be a priority. You may want to keep a small toolbox handy in the house for minor repairs, but it’s best to store in it a place that children cannot reach. All sharp tools should be outfitted with covers or protective plates to protect small and curious hands.
Follow these tips to prevent injuries at home and create a truly safe space for you and your family.