4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About

(May 05, 2014 )

You have smoke detectors. Your doors have good locks.
The bathtub has a slip-free pad. By all accounts, your
home is a safe and secure place for your family to live.
However, there are some hazards that many homeowners
don’t consider or even know about. For instance:
1. Blocked eavestroughs. Eavestroughs clogged with
leaves and other debris can cause rainwater to overflow
next to your foundation and create a basement leak.
2. Clogged dryer vents. High temperature air combined
with lint is a near ideal condition for a fire. Check and
clear the dryer vent at least once a year.
3. Dirty faucet heads. Kitchen and bath faucets often
have built-in screens to spray the water evenly.
Unfortunately, dirt and other contaminates can build up
on these and, possibly, affect the quality of the water.
Clean faucet heads regularly.
4. Tripping hazards. You could step around a loose
section of carpet for years and then one day, in a
moment of distraction, trip over it and fall. When you
see a potential tripping hazard in your home, don’t
ignore it. Fix it.
Being diligent about home safety takes a little more time.
But, if it prevents one injury or illness, it’s worth the effort.