Top 10 Dangers in your Home

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According to Money magazine, these are 10 common dangers in your home:

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1. Cooktop fires from unattended burners or towels/papers that got too close

3. Excessive loss of heat through your roof, creating ice dams (frozen water in your gutter) which leads to water beneath your shingles2. Dead batteries in your smoke detectors

4. Clogged gutters that overflow and allow water to pool around your foundation

5. Faulty wiring

6. Frozen and cracked pipes 

7. Dryer lint fires

8. Faulty inlet hoses to your washing machine

9. Fireplace buildup of creosote which can cause a chimney fire

10. Gas grill with a leaky gas supply hose or a grill that is not properly vented

Check out  Money Magazine for quick, inexpensive solutions and keep your home safe!

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  1. Ron Chastain 05/23/2012 03:09 AM
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Paula McDonald ~ GRI
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Excllent information.  Regular maintenance is cleaning can remedy most of these issues too.

May 23, 2012 04:43 AM #1
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Good stuff... but how about this one.. I have a son who is an ER Doc... and he tells me that the most dangerous thing in every house is their stairs... Yikes!!!  Thanks to him when ever I am on a flight of stairs "I focus"...

Have a great day!

May 23, 2012 07:25 AM #2
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

You always have good tips on your blog. I would add carbon monoxide to the CNN Money list. It is inexpensive and easy to install a carbon monoxide dedector.

May 24, 2012 02:11 AM #3
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Thanks for the compliment, Emily! I agree - Carbon monoxide AND radon should be added! An office I work in was tested for air quality after I complained of headaches and high carbon monoxide was detected - a simple air filtering system fixed it.

Thanks, Paula - maintenance is key to any house, isn't it?

Good point, Richard and Beth - I would like to say Samantha the Wonder Dog has offered me more bumps and bruises than pretty much anything else in my house also, but the stairs are a close second. I had a neurologist tell me once that his business came primarily from 2 sources - genetics, and trampoulines. Yikes! Trampoulines you can avoid, but stairs!!??

May 24, 2012 03:17 AM #4
Jeffrey Funk
eXp Realty - Windermere, FL
Broker Associate | Team Leader

Wayne & Jean - This is valuable safety advice to consider. Have a great weekend!


May 24, 2012 11:33 PM #5
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

Very great advice. I know I let the smoke detector battery slip from my mind often - had no idea it was #2 on the list! Great tips and I'll keep it all in mind. It can be easy to forget when you are in and out of the house all the time, and when you're in, you just want to relax!

Jun 03, 2012 05:03 AM #6
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