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Floor Related Safety Tips For Parents Of Small Children

April 23, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Surprisingly, floors can present a serious hazard to children of virtually any age. While the elderly and even strong and healthy middle-aged adults can experience serious injury in a slip and fall related accident when a floor is not properly maintained, children can experience similar catastrophic results. Keeping floors clean of spills, toys and clutter is one of the best ways to prevent accidents.

Intended To Reduce The Chances Of An Accidental Slip

Equally of concern is to make certain that runners, carpeting and area rugs are always fully secure. The best approach in this regard is to purchase rugs that have a nonslip backing. As an alternative, there are many nonslip type rug pads available today that can be used underneath runners, area rugs and carpets. These products are all intended to reduce the chances of an accidental slip, trip or fall. Another major concern when it comes to floor safety is to choose carefully with regard to the type of footwear that is worn indoors.

A Floor That Has Been Cleaned And Waxed Or Polished

For example, slippers, socks and other similar types of items can easily cause a child, adult or the elderly to loose their footing on a bare floor. This is especially true with regard to polished surfaces such as wood floors and even marble. Along the same lines it is recommended to exercise extreme caution when walking on a floor that has recently been cleaned. A floor that has been cleaned and waxed or polished presents a particular threat when it comes to slip and fall related accidents.

Phone Lines And Other Types Of Electrical Cords

Even something as simple as using spray polish on furniture can result in a slipping hazard as it relates to a floor surface. This simply means that a spray polish used on furniture can result in overspray that makes its way onto the floor surface. If this is not cleaned up immediately it can easily result in a slip and fall type accident. As an added note it is always a good idea to exercise extreme caution with regard to securing computer cords, phone lines and other types of electrical cords. This is especially true in high traffic areas around the home. Contact Hastings and Hastings today to learn more about personal injury legal representation in Phoenix Arizona.