Common Home Safety Hazards to Watch Out For

The house is supposed to be your one safe space, but it’s far from the safest place in the world. The house is full of safety hazards, and in some cases, you’ll only find out that they are a safety hazard when an accident happens.

In this post, our team from Handyman Connection® of Boise shares the most common safety hazards in your home for which you should watch out.

Slippery Bath Tiles

The bathroom takes the cake for being one of the most dangerous places in your home, and it’s all due to how slippery the tiles can get. The last thing you want is for you or a loved one to slip on these tiles. You can reduce this risk simply by placing rugs on the floor. Alternatively, there are non-slip stickers you can install on the floor or in the shower to reduce these risks.

Choking Hazards

It’s the fourth most common cause of accidental death, and it claimed nearly 5,000 victims in 2014 alone. You can prevent this in your home by keeping small things out of the reach of your children’s hands. Inspect the toys you’ll be buying for small children, too; avoid those that have loose parts. 

Staircase

It’s a fact that most of the house accidents happen when someone trips or slips going down or up the stairs. You can prevent this by making sure the handrails are solid and the steps are secure. Beyond that, we recommend ample lighting on the stairways. After all, most staircase related accidents happen when you misjudge that last step due to how dim the area is.

Electrical Fire

This is unfortunately one of the more common house hazards, and it all stems from neglect. The consequences are usually tragic, but you can avoid this by making it a point to unplug electrical appliances that are not in use. Also, avoid using “octopus” or multi-outlets. Clusters of wires and plugs can become a fire hazard due to overloading.

At Handyman Connection of Boise, we can help you make your home a safer place for you and your family. Fill out our form, or give us a call at (208) 901-3999 to get a free estimate on our home improvement services.

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