Is Your House Number Clearly Visible During The Day And Night From The Road?

Industry Observer with No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.

Fire officials in Parrish are encouraging all residents in the area to check your house numbers to make sure they are clearly visible from the road during the day as well as at night.

Emergency responders say that many homes are missing numbers all together, partial addresses only exist, the address is blocked by tress or brush, the numbers have faded or the addresses on curbs are blocked by cars.

In an emergency situation, every second counts.  You surely don't want them driving past your home because they can't find it, do you?  You never know when you're going to need them.  Please take time and go do this RIGHT NOW.  It could save your life or a loved one's life!

Make sure that your address is clearly visible at the end of your driveway from both directions.  Buy 3" (or 4" for better visability) reflective numbers and put them on both sides of your mailbox or on a sign post next to your driveway.

For a small fee, you can special order 911 reflective address signs from this website to attach to your mailbox post or to put on a post next to your driveway.

Many homes out in the Parrish area or the country are hard to find because there are no street lights and many of the homes sit a half a mile back off the road.  Sometimes emergency responders will drive right past the wrong house and have to turn around and go back.  Sometimes they end up at the wrong home, or don't even know if they are at the right home as they are driving up the driveway.

Make sure that you can be easily found at 2 o'clock in the afternoon or 2 o'clock in the morning if an emergency situation should ever arise.  Something this small could save your life!

Comments (4)

Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

Good safety tip. We recently built new mailbox in our neighborhood and we used reflective numbers. There was no real cost difference to be seen!

your friend in Charlottesville

Jan 31, 2008 10:52 PM
Sharon Harris
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Hanover, PA
Our town has made this minatory. We had a certain amount of time to get house numbers posted where they could be seen day and night from the street. If you did not comply you  faced a fine. Now the pizza boy loves his job!!! Just kidding. It is a good safety feature..Sharon Harris AllQuest Real Estate
Jan 31, 2008 11:38 PM
Cheri Smith
Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX - Cypress, TX
Realtor Prudential Gary Greene
Great advice!! I live in a rural area where we have only a Voluntary fire dept and this has been the reason people have lost lives and homes on more than one occassion when the ems was delayed.
Feb 01, 2008 04:04 AM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL

Charles, they really are not that much more than regular numbers.

Sharron, glad to hear they make it mandatory there.

Cheri, I don't understand why people don't think twice about not having their address up or even visible.

Feb 02, 2008 01:57 AM