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.
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?