If you are expecting visitors this summer, you may be making plenty of preparations. You’ll need to go shopping, clean your home, and prepare food. One often overlooked task is to ensure that your home is safe for your visitors, so their visit will be accident-free. Here are some tips to ensure that guests of all ages are safe at your home.
Clean Up Hazards
The easiest way to reduce hazards in your home is to simply clean up. Remove tripping and slipping hazards around your home by tidying up and putting away shoes, toys, bags, and other things on your floors. Check your rugs and make sure they lay flat, and look for stray cords that aren’t secured. Mop up any puddles, and make sure that sinks and showers have rugs to absorb excess water.
Finish Your Yard Work
Rake and dispose of leaves and clippings, shovel snow, or pick tools and extension cords. No matter the season, you can help protect your visitors by keeping up with your yard work. During the summer, it is important to remember to clean up after your summer projects. This includes securing all cords and tools, putting away ladders, and cleaning up debris.
Protect Your Pool
Pools are a welcome respite from summer heat, but they can also be a significant danger to your guests if they are not properly maintained and secured. Ensure that your pool is adequately fenced and your fence is in good repair. All entrances to the pool should be secured with self-latching gates. Check your pool’s chemicals regularly to ensure that the water is clean and safe to swim in.
Upgrade Your Home’s Safety
Keeping your home and yard in good repair and free of hazards is important to your guest’s safety, but you may also consider making upgrades to your home to further increase safety. Sturdy hand railings should be installed beside all stairs. You may also want to install lighting throughout your yard and home to help your guests walk safely in low-light conditions. If you have broken pavement, uneven surfaces, or loose boards around your home, you should take steps to repair these issues.
If you or a loved one has been injured on another person’s property, our Oklahoma City premises liability attorney is ready to help you recover you well-deserved compensation. Negligent maintenance can cause painful injuries and expensive medical bills—all of which could have been avoided. At the Law Offices of Dan Davis, we are backed by more than 25 years of legal experience. Don’t wait to get help with your claim.Contact our legal team today! Call (405) 531-9983 to request your free consultation.