Safety Proofing Your Home For Cooler Months

Family at home.

The sun may still be shining brightly, but don’t let that fool you; the mornings and evenings have begun getting much cooler. Besides ensuring that your furnace is in proper working order and wearing warmer clothing there are a few other important things that should be done when it comes to safety and comfort within your home.

Here are a few tips to consider to ensure your home is properly equipped for the upcoming more frigid seasons:

“Create clear walking paths.

Arrange all furniture so your loved ones have plenty of room to walk freely. It’s also important to remove items from stairs and hallways that may act as a tripping hazard.

Make sure carpets are secured.

Use non-slip rugs, or attach rugs to the floor with double-sided tape.

Remove anything that could cause tripping or slipping while walking.

Small furniture and everyday clutter, such as bags, pet bowls, small decor, electrical and phone cords, or even throw rugs can cause falls.

Avoid wet floors.

It’s important to be cognizant of drips from the shower and faucets that can pose a tripping hazard. Use only non-skid wax on waxed floors, to also help avoid slippery surfaces.”

Keeping you and your family safe within your home should always be a top priority. Consult with Security Connection today for the latest in home security technology to further reinforce your home’s overall safety.