The stairs in your home can be dangerous if they are not properly used and maintained. This is especially important if you have any children or elders living in your household.
Acadia Stairs has compiled some basic safety tips to help make the stairs in your home as safe as possible.
Free of Clutter
One of the easiest ways that you can avoid danger on your stairs is to keep them free from clutter. It may be convenient to leave your laundry basket on the stairs that you intend to bring upstairs, but if someone is not watching and run up them quickly, they could easily slip and fall.
Proper Child Safety
Always watch babies and small children around the stairs. If your toddler is excited to use the stairs, be sure to walk with them and hold their hands whenever they go up or down. Start your children off right by always instructing them to hold the handrail when going up and down and to ask you for help if they plan on carrying anything while using the stairs.
Make Sure Runners and Rugs are Secure
It is not only the stairs themselves that can cause danger, but the fabric that you can step on that can potentially pose a threat. Make it a regular routine to check that all runners, rugs, and carpets are secure, and if you notice that the fabric is ever loose, fix it immediately.
Keep the Area Lit
A lot of staircase incidents occur when people try to use them late at night or early in the morning when the staircase is poorly lit. Avoid a potential catastrophe by making sure the stairs have lights over them that can easily be turned on and off with a switch that is at an arm’s length.
At Acadia Stairs, we want you to be satisfied with your staircase, and that is why we craft custom staircases that perfectly suit your home and your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our many staircase options.