There is no shortage of hazards within any household, and unless we start covering ourselves with bubble wrap the risk of slipping will be ever present, especially in areas of your home like kitchens and bathrooms. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a few tips below that can help you reduce the risk of falling in your own kitchen, so there’s no need to trip:
These tools can be instrumental in giving you an extra few feet to reach high shelves, but they’re also useful for grabbing items off the floor as well. This saves your back from bending over for the low stuff and keeps you from risking a fall from a ladder for items on high to reach places.
Rugs can pose a delayed risk on slick surfaces as their rubber backing wears out over time. This can catch anyone by surprise when something you’ve walked on for granted finally goes out from under you. No-slip linings can be found at most home improvement or retail stores and they’re relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to the cost of an emergency room visit.
There’s nothing worse than spilling the food you just finished cooking, especially when you’re hungry. Keep your disappointment (or hangry-ness) at bay by turning your pot and pan handles inward. You’ll be less likely to snag them or knock them over when walking by the stove, reducing the chance you’ll burn yourself or make a mess. Which brings us to our next point:
When spills do occur, clean them up immediately! This tip might seem intuitive for a larger mess, but it’s easy to forget about a few small drips when you’re focused on the larger task at hand. It only takes a few drops of cooking oil, sauce, or water to dislodge one’s footing, so throw a towel on spills the moment they happen!
For additional tips for slip-proofing your kitchen area, click here. If you found these points useful or have your own insights to kitchen safety, let us know in the comments section and share this article with your friends. As always, we’re happy to offer you peace of mind. Give us a call today for your own Life Protect 24/7 home monitoring system!