Being together in one home is what families are all about. However, with so much time being spent indoors, the chances of an accident occurring become greater. Children and older adults are especially vulnerable in terms of becoming injured due to the many hazards that may be present inside the home.
A home is a place where several hazards may exist. Identifying such issues means recognizing the following potential hazards in the home which may include the following.
- Lead-based paint
- Water leaks
- Electrical issues
- Mold infestation
- Gas appliances that malfunction
- Improper storage of poisons and pesticides and more
Children may be particularly vulnerable to small items such as toys that are left out as choking hazards. Plus, older adults are more vulnerable to falling, both in terms of losing their balance and suffering injuries to a far greater extent compared to children and adults.
How to Maintain Safety in the Home
The good news for homeowners is that there are simple things you can do to promote safety inside your residence while reducing the dangers that may be present.
- Clean on a regular schedule
- Maintain good ventilation inside the home
- Remove pests and contaminants
- Dry surfaces quickly
- Identify dangerous areas
Such dangerous areas may include stairs that have no handrails, bathrooms and kitchens with slick floors, rugs that are not secure, electrical wiring that may be aging, and the like. A good place to start is with a simple inspection that may include the following.
- Small items on the floor such as toys
- Checking electrical outlets
- Securing rugs and identifying issues with carpeting
- Removing glare from floors and more
In homes that were constructed before the mid-1970s, you will want to check for possible lead-based paint, lead pipes, and the presence of asbestos inside the home. Although the risk may seem minimal, many older homes still have lead-based paint on the walls which presents a real hazard, especially to children. In most cases, you should be able to address the common health and safety concerns inside your home.
However, there are some health and safety issues that may require a professional company for assistance. From installing handrails to identifying source of mold to removing contamination, a company such as Brickley Environmental may be of considerable assistance.
Why Choose Brickley Environmental?
To make your home healthier and safe, the professionals at Brickley Environmental can help. Offering their knowledge, experience, and equipment needed to create a safer living environment, Brickley Environmental provides you with peace of mind when it comes to safety concerns about your living conditions.
When you call, our courteous, friendly staff will answer, listen to your needs, explain our services, and answer your questions about improving home safety. A representative may be sent upon your request to inspect your home and make recommendations. If you accept, our team of experts will make the changes necessary in a prompt, professional manner. Call today to find out more about the services provided by Brickley Environmental.