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Your home should be a place where you feel like your family and friends are safe. There are a few places around your home that may pose potential dangers for your loved ones. Below are a few of those areas and some ways to safeguard against the dangers these areas present.

Swimming Pools

Though pools may be a lot of fun to have in your backyard they also can be dangerous so it is important to take the proper precautions to make sure everyone is safe when using the pool. Pools are especially dangerous for kids who are more prone to drowning if it isn’t fenced off or kids are not properly supervised while they swim. Making sure that the fence around your pool is over 5 feet and that there is nothing around that kids could climb on will make your pool a much safer area. 

Trampolines

Kids can have an endless amount of fun on a trampoline, however they can also be dangerous and put kids at risk of injury. If you own a trampoline or are thinking of getting one for your kids, you’ll want to make sure that you talk to them about the dangers of falling off or getting caught in the springs. You should also make sure that there is no roughhousing allowed on the trampoline as it increases the likelihood of kids getting hurt. Installing pads over the springs and getting a net to surround the trampoline so kids can’t fall off will increase the safety of your trampoline.

Stairs Around the House

If there are stairs outside your home you may need to make sure they aren’t a falling hazard. Winter weather can make stairs slippery and treacherous and if someone were to fall on them they could be seriously injured. By shoveling and then salting your stair you can avoid a lot of this danger by making them less slippery. Another added measure you could take is installing lights to make the stairs more visible in the dark.

These precautions among others can make your home a safer place for those you love. If you would like to learn more about this topic click here to read the full article.

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