Believe it or not, most accidents occur at home than anywhere else and that includes work or even driving on the road. One of the top causes of these accidents at home are slips and falls. Based on the data released by the National Safety Council, over 8 million people each year account for injuries related to slip and fall accidents. Now as the weather turns cold, the likelihood of slips and falls increases, adding yet another threat to the safety of your residents. Because winter is fast approaching, it is crucial for Brooklyn rental property owners to make sure that maintenance tasks that are specifically designed to reduce slip and fall accidents are performed at their rental homes.
More than anything else, proper maintenance accidents of exterior and interior walkways in a rental home is vital to preventing slip- and fall-related injuries. Rental properties must be inspected to guarantee that walkways and hallways are clear of clutter, debris, leaks, runoff, and other obstacles. One other essential item to monitor is flooring and carpets, which should always be secured adequately and repaired as needed. Loose fibers, broken tile, peeling laminate flooring, and loose or missing handrails can all lead to serious injuries.
While checking the outside of your rental property, be wary of the walkways and make sure that they are clear of leaf debris, ice, and other problematic items. Checking of the exterior must be done on a regular basis to ensure that tenants are not keeping objects in a way that could obstruct walkways and present a hazard. If uneven surfaces are found, they 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 Brooklyn, it can be challenging 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 unforeseen circumstances arise. The good news is, there is a way to get the job done swiftly and precisely so you can stop worrying about slip and fall injuries forever. Directly call Real Property Management New York Gold! 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 347-905-5770.
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