Is Your Lighting Adequate?

Is Your Lighting Adequate?

Many people do not have proper lighting in key locations in their home, and this is a common source of injury. Make sure you have adequate lighting for all staircases and dark rooms, and be sure to replace any burned-out bulbs in a timely manner. Night lights are a wise idea provided they are not [...]

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Trip Hazards?

Trip Hazards?

Many homes have trip hazards which can easily result in a major fall. Common sources are the edges of carpets and rugs, unobtrusive single “step-downs” from one level in a home to another,  transitions between one flooring material and another, and cracked or shifted concrete/brick/stone walkways. Take stock of the trip hazards you have and [...]

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Winter Time Fireplace Safety

Winter Time Fireplace Safety

Now is the time of year that many of us are starting to use our fireplaces.  Here are a few tips for avoiding common fire risks: 1) Have your chimney inspected and potentially cleaned by a professional if you haven’t done so in a while.  Many house fires are the result of fires that get [...]

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Never Throw Water on a Grease Fire

Never Throw Water on a Grease Fire

Grease fires are very common occurrences. If you should find yourself confronted with a fire of this type, NEVER try to put the fire out by throwing water on it.  The grease is extremely hot and will instantly super-heat the water, causing an explosion that will spread the fire and can be very dangerous to [...]

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Have Enough Handrails?

Have Enough Handrails?

A common source of injury around the house for senior adults is a major fall.  Making sure you have secure handrails along all staircases is an important preventive measure you can take to avoid trouble.

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