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Home Safety

Home safety is important for people of all ages. Since most accidents occur at home and many of them are preventable, it is important that your home is as safe as possible. Here are some helpful tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on making your home a safer place for everyone.

To ensure the safety of your family, it is a good idea to periodically review your home for safety hazards, paying special attention to smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, potential electrical hazards (including overuse of surge protectors and/or electrical cords), anything that could potentially cause a fire (or impede a hasty exits in the case of fire), and anything that could potentially cause a slip or fall within the home.

The Home Safety Council has an interactive home safety checklist that you can create based on your specific living situation. Click here to get started.

Additional recommendations:

Other safety resources for safety in your home include:

To help prevent falls:

To help prevent fire deaths and injuries:

Hidden Home Hazards

The USCPSC cites the top 5 hidden home safety hazards:

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Additional Information

Here are some additional resources on home safety:

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Mr. Lindeman arrived promptly at the appointed time. He performed an inspection of the property room by room noting conditions which include but are not limited to,  the condition and performance of electrical outlets, plumbing, placement and condition of any gas appliances/units, and other electrical appliances, working condition of furnace/hot water heater, tub/toilet/sink output and functions, general conditions of interior and exterior of home, interior/exterior lighting, window function in all rooms, structural integrity of decking, stairwells, and structural conditions of roof.
Mr. Lindeman was very patient, answered all of our questions, and gave good advice pertaining to improvements we wanted to make to the property. He spent a great deal of time (at least 4 hours at the property while we were there) in assessing the property. We are confident that Mr. Lindeman's report reflects the true condition of the property aforementioned.

K.L., Cleveland, TN

Last updated on  Mar 22, 2013