Most homes could be safer, especially if young children or seniors live or often visit there. Tragically, almost 20,000 deaths and more than 20 million injuries that require medical visits can occur in U.S. homes in a typical year. Most people are unaware of the potential dangers until they or someone close to them become a victim. Consider the following statistics from the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission.


*Accidental injuries are the number one killer of children in the United States.

*Each year, an average of nearly 20,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with garage doors

*Each year approximately 3,800 injuries and 34 deaths occur in U.S. homes due to scalding from excessively hot tap water

*Each year, fire departments respond to about 400,000 residential fires that claim the lives of over 3,100 people.

*Deaths from fires in the home are highest among young children and people age 65 plus


Home safety is no accident. You can protect your family by ensuring working smoke alarms are present on each floor of your home, planning escape routes, learning and sharing safety practices, and by checking your home for hazards. At the very least, you should make sure your address is clearly visible from the street so you can easily be located in an emergency.



Gas, electricity, water and carbon monoxide are all energy resources or by-products of resources found in a typical home and are part of a comfortable lifestyle, but they can be volatile and dangerous, especially in the wrong combination. And if the equipment they power is not adequately maintained and checked regularly, conditions can develop over time that can compromise the safety of the homeís occupants.



Keep your home & family safe with a Home Safety Check-up. You can have your home checked by a licensed professional Home Inspector for only $139. Iíll inspect for 20 plus potential safety concerns, Iíll identify components that could compromise the safety of the homes occupants, and Iíll prepare a summary report that includes pictures and detailed descriptions of any items that appear to be unsafe. Iíll also provide recommendations for correcting the problems.

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Click Home Safety Checklist for a list of the components of your home that should be checked and maintained on a regular basis.

(All items on the list are included as part of a Home Safety Check-up)

The purpose of this service is to minimize the risk of accidents or injuries the home. It is impossible to predict these things with 100% certainty and therefore no warranty is implied or included with this service. The level of inspection and reporting included in this service are not appropriate for use in real estate transactions.

Clients are encouraged to participate in their Home Inspection or Home Safety Check-up.

Itís a great opportunity to learn valuable information about your home & how things work!


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