While your home might be the place where you feel the safest, sadly, it is one of the more common places for people to get hurt. Interestingly enough, a lot of accidents that happen in people’s homes are entirely preventable. It just takes some forethought for you as a homeowner to prevent bad things from happening to you or your family.

Doing a safety inspection of your home is very simple. You just need to walk around your home with an observant mindset, thinking about things that could prove to be dangerous. Often you will find that maintenance items that you just haven’t had time to get to can prove to be very dangerous. A railing on a stair that isn’t firmly attached could give way and cause someone to fall. A piece of siding that isn’t firmly attached could rip loose in a heavy windstorm and cause serious harm. If you do a walkthrough with safety on your mind and then follow it up with some simple repairs, your home will become a much safer haven.

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