Hazards At Home That You May Not Know About

Home hazards might be right in front of you but you aren’t aware of them. Sure, you have smoke detectors and the doors have good locks. The bathtub even 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:
home hazards

1. Blocked eavestroughs. Eavestroughs clogged with leaves and other debris can cause rainwater to overflow next to your foundation and create a leak. Which in turn can lead to water getting into your home and the possibility of mould growing – a definited home hazard!

2. Clogged dryer vents. High temperature air combined with lint is an ideal condition for a fire. Check and clear the dryer vent at least once a year. This is a simple home hazard to avoid, but surprisingly one that a lot of people don’t know about.

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 your 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.

5. Dim Lighting. Sure it might be lovely to keep the lights low, it certainly will help to keep your hydro bill down! However, low lighting is a major fall hazard, especially on stairwells.

Being diligent about home safety takes a little bit of time and effort. However, if it prevents just one injury or illness, it is definitely worth the extra effort.

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