The fact is more accidents happen at home than anywhere else, and that includes work or even driving on the road. Slip and falls are one of the top causes of these accidents. Per data of the National Safety Council, more than 8 million people are treated for injuries that are related to slip and fall accidents. As the cold weather approaches, the likelihood of slips and also falls increases, threating the safety of your residents again and putting you at a tight spot. Before any injury can happen, it would be wise to be a step ahead and complete a few essential maintenance tasks designed to reduce slip and fall accidents in your Langhorne rental property.
Being a landlord means you have duties and responsivities to both your residents and your property. Above everything else though, make sure that the safety of your residents is prioritized. Customary maintenance of exterior and interior walkways in a rental home is vital to preventing slip- and fall-related injuries. Rental properties need to be checked to ensure that walkways and hallways are free of clutter, debris, leaks, runoff, and other obstacles. Another critical item to check is flooring and carpets, which should always be properly 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 inspect the outside of your rental property, be sure to keep walkways clear of leaf debris, ice, and other problematic items. The exterior should be checked consistently to assure that tenants are not holding objects in a manner that may obstruct walkways and present a hazard. Uneven surfaces should be repaired as quickly as possible, mainly 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 Langhorne, it can be difficult 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 good news is, there is a way to get the job done quickly and correctly so you can stop worrying about slip and fall injuries forever. Simply call Real Property Management Prosperity! We will monitor your properties for you and take any necessary action needed to ensure that each of your rental homes is as safe as it can be. For more information, contact us online or call us at 267-433-4200.