Are The Seat Belts In Your Home Buckled

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One of Erby, The Central Kentucky Home Inspectors lectures for Kentucky Home Inspection clients:

A lot of what we're going to be talking about today is just like that seat belt in your car. You hope you never, ever need it (and so do I), but when you're driving down the road and say to yourself "Oh, my goodness, I think I'm going to have an accident (actually most of us use a shorter two word phrase that starts with OH!), it's way to late to reach for your seat belt. It already needs to be in place or it won't do you any good.Erby The Central Kentucky Home Inspector Facebook, seatbelts in the home

There's a lot of seat belts in your home: smoke detectors; anti-tip brackets on kitchen stoves; carbon monoxide detectors; ground fault circuit interrupters; arc fault circuit interrupters; guard rails; grippable handrails on stairs; door locks; window sill heights; garage door opener safeties; etc.

I want to make sure you are aware of all those seat belts and keep them buckled.

Are the seat belts in your house buckled?



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Dale Ganfield
Leland, NC

Hi Erby, like the seatbelts in our cars, the home safety devices are taken for granted until they are called into action.  A maintenance home inspection can help the home owner to verify the safety devices are in working order at the time of the inspection.  Good post, thanks.

Mar 23, 2011 12:49 AM #1
Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

Yeah, like seat belts your home safety systems have to already be in place when they are needed.

Mar 23, 2011 02:48 AM #2
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

great post Erby... Glad to see you back blogging.. I've missed you!!!! :)

Mar 23, 2011 01:46 PM #3
Joshua Frederick
Home Inspector for ASPEC Residential Services, LLC - Defiance, OH
Home Inspector in Defiance & all of Northwest Ohio

I always use this same analogy when explaining ungrounded 3 prong outlets to clients.....

Mar 26, 2011 12:08 AM #4
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