Simple Fixes To Improve Home Safety

Accidents can always happen, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t minimize the risk. This is especially true if you have elderly or disabled people in your home, but homes have safety hazards even if you don’t. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to reduce the risk significantly.

One solution that can actually also save you money is to upgrade your lights. Some older homes may still have incandescent lightbulbs. These are generally dimmer than LEDs and also use more energy. Upgrading to LEDs can decrease the risk of bumping into things in the dark while also reducing your energy costs. Most people are aware of the risks of slipping on wet floors in the bathroom, but many don’t have a proper solution for it. It’s easy to install grab bars on the wall or in the shower to help stabilize you. Speaking of slipping, it’s important to minimize tripping hazards. These can be obvious ones like cables running across the floor, or they can be things you don’t normally think of like tassels on rugs. Cables can be rearranged or taped down, and you can either fold tassels under the rug or purchase a new rug without tassels.

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