Have you ever been in a situation where you feel unsafe? Maybe you were at a location where there was a steep drop with no railing or near power equipment that was being operated in an unsafe way. If you have been in such a situation, you know how powerless you can feel when you have no control over the danger.
In your home, the situation is different. There are many things that you can do to make your home safer, and you should since it is the safety of your family and friends that is at stake.
If you want to take safety seriously, it is a good idea to take a walk around your home looking for safety concerns.
Walking up and down stairs, imagine an older person doing so, and what dangers they could face.
When walking on any surface, keep an eye out for places that could prove to be a tripping hazard. You should also look up and see anything that could fall down and damage someone. Are there loose pieces of siding that could come off in a windstorm? Are there loose branches or dead limbs on trees about to drop? Caring for such issues before they happen will make your home a safer place.