Accidents mostly happen at home than anywhere else, even at work or even driving on the road does not compare to the likelihood of an accident happening when you are in the comfort of your homes. Slip and falls are one of the leading causes of these accidents. According to the National Safety Council, over 8 million people are reportedly treated each year for injuries related to slip and fall accidents. As winter approaches, the risk of slips and falls increases adding yet another threat to the safety of your residents. As a responsible Los Lunas landlord, you have the duty to maintain safe premises which is why it is always a good idea to complete a few maintenance tasks that are specifically designed to reduce slip and fall accidents in your rental homes.
On top of everything else, proper maintenance of exterior and interior walkways in a rental home is vital to avoiding slip- and fall-related injuries. Rental properties have to be checked on a regular basis to make sure that walkways and hallways are free of clutter, debris, leaks, runoff, and other obstacles. Another significant item to check is flooring and carpets, which should always clean and repaired as needed. Loose fibers, broken tile, peeling laminate flooring, and loose or missing handrails can all lead to serious injuries.
While you are checking the exterior of your property, best be on the lookout for your walkways and make sure that they are clear of leaf debris, ice, and other problematic items. The exterior should be checked consistently to be aware if there are tenants that are not storing objects in a manner that may obstruct walkways and present a hazard. Uneven surfaces 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 hard-working property owner in Los Lunas, it can be complicated in making sure that safety is the top priority. Safe hallways and walkways are essential, 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 Albuquerque! 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 505-831-8700.
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