The home is more hazardous than you might expect. Although you may feel confident that you can overcome any problems, this is not the case for seniors or disabled individuals. If not understood, your home could pose a significant risk to them that can affect safety, independence, and quality of life. If you want to make your home more accessible, here are the solutions to any and all home obstacles and potential hazards.
Solutions to hazards
There are some hazards that you may need to find solutions to every day whereas other hazards will be more pressing but also easier to fix. No matter what type of hazards you encounter around your home, it is crucial that you take steps to solve them.
Keep the floors dry
Slippery floors are a common hazard in every home, and they can appear anywhere in the house. Wet floors are most common for Kitchen & Bath Access, especially after a bath or shower or washing the dishes. You must keep the floors dry after these activities to prevent accidents happening to you or others. Any hard floors could also be a risk, so mop up any spills in other parts of the house, too.
Every home has its share of issues, and many people will try to fix them all by themselves. This is usually to save some money and also save time. But, some home issues, especially with the plumbing or electrics, can be dangerous if you are not experienced. Therefore, you must hire a professional to deal with more complicated repairs.
Fix problems early
No matter how well you take care of your home, wear and tear and other problems will occur eventually. It is important to fix these problems as soon as you notice them, otherwise, they will only become worse. For example, the Stairs & Railings could become hazardous with loose fittings. So, to prevent accidents, make sure you (or a professional) secures them back to the wall.
Install safety equipment and accessories
If you or a family member are not as mobile as they once were, safety equipment and accessories can improve accessibility and remove potential hazards. This could be railings leading up to the home or installing shower and bath railings, or even a shower seat, in the bathroom to help seniors climb in and out without risking injury.
Increases the space
Most homes were not built with accessibility needs in mind, so you may need to increase the space for Closet Access and other parts of the home to make it easier for people to move around. Increasing the space and widening doors will make it easier for wheelchair-bound people to get through the house, and you can also remove or rearrange furniture to create convenient access routes throughout the home.
Obstacles and hazards are prevalent in every home, and this can put you and your family at risk. If you live with elderly parents or grandparents, or anyone with low mobility, removing every obstacle and hazard will guarantee peace of mind, confidence, and assured safety for everyone. Home Comfort Solutions offers a detailed home evaluation to identify hazards around the home. Get in touch today at (713) 623-1388 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.