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Avoiding Slip and Fall Injuries – Safety Tips for Inside and Outside Your Boca Raton Rental Home

Boca Raton Resident Spreading Salt on an Icy Winter DrivewayAccidents happen anywhere. At home, at work or even while driving your car on the road. However, according to statistics, more accidents occur at home as opposed to anywhere else and most of these accidents are slips and falls. Based on the data provided by the National Safety Council, more than 8 million people are being treated every year for injuries related to slip and fall accidents. Now more than ever, because of the shift in climate the risk of slips and falls also increases as winter approaches. It is necessary to make sure that your Boca Raton rental property is covered by making sure to complete a few basic but essential maintenance tasks to reduce slip and fall accidents.

Accidents happen anywhere. At home, at work or even while driving your car on the road. However, according to statistics, more accidents occur at home as opposed to anywhere else and most of these accidents are slips and falls. Based on the data provided by the National Safety Council, more than 8 million people are being treated every year for injuries related to slip and fall accidents. Now more than ever, because of the change in climate the risk of slips and falls also increases as winter approaches. It is necessary to make sure that your Boca Raton rental property is covered by making sure to complete a few basic but essential maintenance tasks to reduce slip and fall accidents.

On top of all the necessary upkeep, making sure that proper maintenance of exterior and interior walkways in a rental home is vital to preventing slip- and fall-related injuries. Regular checking of the property has to be done to make sure that walkways and hallways are free of clutter, debris, leaks, runoff, and other obstacles. Another relevant item to check is flooring and carpets, which should always be correctly maintained and repaired as needed. Loose fibers, broken tile, peeling laminate flooring, and loose or missing handrails can all lead to serious injuries.

As you check the exterior of your rental property, be sure to keep walkways clear of leaf debris, ice, and other problematic items. The exterior should be checked regularly to ensure that tenants are not storing objects in a manner that may obstruct walkways and present a hazard. Uneven surfaces should be fixed as quickly as possible, especially if ice is present. Chemical ice melt products should be used on steps and other high-traffic areas to ensure firm footing in freezing conditions.

As a busy property owner in Boca Raton, it can be complicated to make everyday safety a top priority. Safe hallways and walkways are important, but remembering to monitor your properties both inside and out for hazardous conditions can be difficult when more pressing matters arise. The great news is, there is a way to get the job done promptly and accurately so you can stop fretting about slip and fall injuries forever. Just call Real Property Management Palm Beach County! We will supervise your properties for you and take any necessary action needed to assure that each of your rental homes is as safe as it can be. For more information, contact us online or call us at 561-408-5580.

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