Do you know what the most dangerous area of your home is? In many homes, it will be the stairs. Falls down stairs kill and hurt people all over the country every year, and unfortunately, many of those falls could have been prevented if the stair was just in better repair.

What are some areas of your stairs that you should pay extra attention to in order to keep them from becoming a hazard to you and your family?

The first consideration is the surface that you walk on. If it is carpeted, it could be extra dangerous, since loose carpet makes it more likely for someone to slip. If the carpet on your stairs isn’t properly attached, and there is no way for you to remedy the situation, it is better to remove the carpet altogether.

You should also make sure that the railings are firmly attached since they are often used for balance.

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