G&S Contracting, Inc. > Construction & Remodeling Blog > The Importance of Railings for Home Safety

RailingsDid you know that the home is one of the most common sites for accidents? We are all at home more than any other place. If your property isn’t safe, how can you have proper peace of mind? Some of the common accidents that take place on private property are:

  • Tripping on uneven pavement
  • Falling down stairs
  • Slipping on ice, snow, or sleet

All of these common household accidents can be curbed with some simple steps. Here we let you know the benefits of installing railings and taking other steps to ensure that you and your family are secure on your own property.

When the Weather’s Bad

Railings come in handy when there is inclement weather. Although keeping your pavement salted and shoveled will go a long way towards preventing accidents, even the most maintained set of outdoor stairs can still get slippery. It’s important that you have railings so that it’s less likely someone will fall and hurt themselves when it’s wet or snowy.

When You are Less Mobile or Burdened

If you’re carrying groceries to the house, that section of walkway that is tilted or irregular can be much more treacherous. Having railings next to a difficult area can give people something to grab if they are off balance because of a heavy load.

If you or a member of your household has mobility problems, due to age or an ailment, it’s even more imperative that you put railings at all staircases and by areas of uneven or rough walkway.

If you are interested in installing railings at your home or office in the Lake Norman area, give us a call at G&S Contracting, Inc.