During the summer, you may have friends and family coming to visit. In order to keep them safe, there are several steps you can take to accident-proof your property. June is National Safety Month, and we want you to be informed of how to keep your guests safe.
How to Accident-Proof the Indoors
In order to make your home safe, you need to:
- Get rid of clutter. Cluttered floors are hazardous. It is important to put away shoes, toys, trash, and other items that could trip your guests. Furthermore, you need to push electrical cords out of walkways, and create clear paths in your home so your guests can safely navigate.
- Provide adequate lighting. Poor lighting makes it hard to see where you are going. By upgrading the lights in your home, you can increase the comfort and safety of your guests. This may involve placing an extra lamp in a bedroom, or installing LED lights in your ceiling fan to better illuminate your kitchen or dining room.
- Install safety devices. It is important to have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed on every floor of your house. These systems are vital to alert you to a dangerous situation, and will help keep you and your guests safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.
How to Accident-Proof the Outdoors
There are also a variety of steps you need to take to make your property safe:
- Install proper lighting. Just as you need to have adequate lighting inside your home, you also need to have proper lighting around your home. Flood lights and motion-detection lights can help your guests see better outside. Having good lighting will also deter criminal activity.
- Make clear pathways. If your walkways are overgrown by shrubbery, it is important to trim the bushes and eliminate tripping hazards so your guests can stay safe. You also need to put away clutter and fix uneven surfaces.
- Post warning signs where necessary. Signage noting uneven stairs, cracked pavement, animals, and other dangerous conditions can help warn your guests of hazards around your property. By placing warning signs in obvious locations, you can help keep your guests safe while visiting this summer.
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