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Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Safer

by Susan Coleman 09/02/2018

Like any aspect of home maintenance, keeping your house safe for family and visitors requires awareness, planning, and attention. If you don't prioritize home safety and security, then there's a greater chance "Murphy's Law" will come into play when you least expect it.

Realistically speaking, the concept that "If something can go wrong, it will (and at the worst possible time)" certainly does not have any basis in fact. Everything that happens is the result of "cause and effect."

Fortunately, we can exert control over cause and effect and use it to our benefit. Here are several safety tips to keep in mind and implement to increase the probability that your home will be a safe place to live, visit, and perhaps grow old in.

  1. Fire safety is of paramount importance. It runs the gamut from making sure you have working smoke alarms and fire extinguishers to having second floor escape ladders and designated meeting places and exit plans.
  2. Proper lighting

    Shower and bathtub safety

    Stair safety

  3. Protective equipment, such as goggles, work gloves, dust masks, and other safety gear may be necessary for certain types of cleaning, home repair work, tree pruning, or construction activities around the house and yard. Ladder safety and awareness is another important topic when it comes to reducing falls and injuries around the house.
  4. Ensuring child safety

While this list of safety tips is not all-inclusive, it will hopefully encourage you to become more vigilant and attuned to all the different potential hazards in and around your home and property. If you're concerned about a specific area of home safety, there are free checklists, pamphlets, and articles available through government agencies, educational institutes, non-profit organizations, and the Internet.

About the Author

Author
Susan Coleman

 

I love what I do. I employ skills I’ve honed over a long period of time, to deliver my clients’ dreams. As my tagline says: “Skills that Deliver Your Dreams”. What could be a better occupation than this?

To me, it’s not really so much about houses; it’s overwhelmingly about people, their objectives, hopes, fears, nuances. Each client processes very differently the myriad information and emotions involved in conveying property. My focus is to understand their process and deliver them a great experience, not as determined by me, but as defined by my client. I enjoy thinking unconventionally, to exploit opportunity and value for my clients. Trust, mutual respect, teamwork, and market knowledge form the foundation of the relationship and professional real estate services I provide to each and every client on each and every undertaking, large or small. And I do the right thing, as the phrase goes, “even when no one is looking”.

In the end, my goal is to be my clients’ “go to” real estate resource and the real estate professional they trust to recommend to their friends and acquaintances.

Bio Information

Top Producer since 2002

Dual selling and management role 2005 – 2007 in former Frank Howard Allen REALTORS flagship sales office

Skilled at finding personal homes in 3 of the toughest housing markets in the world!

Bay Area Native

MBA, Finance, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

14 years investment banking New York (7 years), London (8 years)

Dual citizenship: US/UK

3 adult children 25, 21, and 20 years of age.

Hobbies: fitness, hiking, cinema, home design, antiques

Volunteer: President, Parents' Association of Northern California, United States Air Force Academy; Treasurer, Terra Linda Homeowners Association; Member, Design Review Committee, Terra Linda Homeowners Association.