We all know that there are dangers lurking in every corner of our homes, but sometimes we forget just how dangerous they can be. From fires to carbon monoxide poisoning, these hidden dangers can cause serious harm - or even death. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common hidden dangers in homes, and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Water damage is one of the most common hidden dangers in homes and can be caused by leaking pipes, burst water heaters or even leakage from a washing machine. When left to stand for long periods of time, it can cause mould growth which poses a health risk to both humans and pets alike. We recommend fixing any leaks as soon as possible to prevent further damage which could lead to mould growth.
Fires are one of the most common causes of death in homes, with cooking accidents and electrical fires being at the top of this list. To prevent these types of fires, we recommend that you have your home checked regularly by an electrician for any potential problems and always use a fire extinguisher when a fire does break out.
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless gas that can be deadly in high concentrations. It is often caused by faulty appliances such as heaters and boilers, and can lead to serious health problems or death. We recommend having your home checked for carbon monoxide leaks on a regular basis, and installing carbon monoxide detectors to help warn you of any dangerous levels.
Mold and mildew
Mold and mildew can cause serious health problems, especially for those with asthma or allergies. It is often caused by moisture which has accumulated over time in places such as basements, attics and bathrooms where there is poor ventilation. To prevent mould growth we recommend using dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from these areas of your home on a daily basis, or if you notice any signs that it's growing then contact us immediately so we can come out right away!
Termites are one of the most common pests in homes, and they can cause serious damage to your home if left untreated. They feed on wood as well as other materials like paper or cardboard which means they often go unnoticed until it's too late! To prevent termite infestations we recommend using baits around areas where these insects might be living such as under porches or decks.
Structural damage is another common hidden danger in homes, and can be caused by anything from a natural disaster to a simple roof leak. If left untreated, structural damage can lead to serious safety hazards for you and your loved ones - not to mention expensive repairs down the road. We recommend having your home inspected regularly for any signs of structural damage, and fixing any problems as soon as possible.
These are just some of the most common hidden dangers in homes. By being aware of these dangers and taking steps to protect yourself and your loved ones, you can help ensure that your home is safe and secure for years to come. For more information on how we can help keep your home safe, please contact us today!