Did you know that over 18,000 Americans die every year due to injuries sustained in the home? Falls are the leading cause! The best way to avoid becoming a slip-and-fall victim is to learn what areas of your home are potential hazards and take the appropriate measures to prevent them.
Find out what areas of your home could benefit from some anti-slip aids.
Especially during snowy or rainy weather, slippery entryway floors make us susceptible to taking a spill. Combat those wet, slippery floors by giving it an anti-slip floor treatment.
Even the most coordinated of us has occasionally missed a step, so it may not surprise you that stairs are a major fall hazard. If you have broken or uneven stairs, the obvious solution is to get them repaired. If the surface itself is the issue, you could add a railing or some non-slip tape to make them easier to get up and down safely.
Have you ever slipped in the tub or on the wet bathroom floor? Then you know how dangerous the bathroom can be. For this reason, it’s best to take advantage of grab bars and slip-resistant coatings on your bathtub and your tile and stone flooring.
The kitchen is another area of the home that is prone to water and other liquid spills. While you could take care to wipe up spills as soon as they happen, it’s not realistic for that to be your only slip prevention method. Most kitchens are tiled, which is easy to apply an anti-slip treatment to. If you have ceramic tiles, concrete, or other types of flooring, SolidStepCote anti-slip floor coating is a great answer, but you should also apply a primer before coating them.
If you’ve ever attended a public pool, you’ve probably noticed “No Running” signs posted. It’s easy to understand why. You should try to employ the proper safety precautions if you have a swimming pool in your backyard as well. If your pool has a patio or tiled area around it, you may want to make sure that you use the appropriate anti-slip tapes and treatments. A good way to find out if they are necessary is to have slip resistance testing done.