Saturday, November 1, 2008

Home Sweet Home...and Safe Too!

Fall is a great time to take half of a day and reevaluate your home’s current safety level. Here are some ways to do so:

*Clear clutter from stairwells- This sounds simple, but it’s important to keep the stairs clear for a quick exit, and to prevent a possible stumble.

*Check heating equipment-Fires due to heating equipment are most prevalent during the fall and winter months, so double check to make sure all heaters are in proper condition.

*Guard against poisons-Examine cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms (and anywhere else you may keep substances of this sort) and move anything that may potentially harm a child or pet.

*Look out for slippery rugs-Secure rugs with materials such as double-sided tape to ensure that there are no injuries caused by this common household hazard.

It may not be your first choice while you have downtime, but taking time to make sure that your home is safe will provide security and comfort for those who live in and visit your home.

These are only a few ways to help make your home a safe place…Have any more good suggestions related to this article?

Your comments are welcome!

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.
Best regards.
Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GRI
2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors

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