Hidden Hazards in Your Home that can Pose A Threat to You

Not all hazards are people-friendly. They do not want to hog the limelight. Therefore they stay hidden, live reclusive lives like many superstars and we are unable to see them. But the difference between reclusive superstars and hazards is that the superstars don’t wreak havoc but the hazards do. They never want to show their ugly face. But their ugly, ferocious face comes to the forefront eventually. Sometimes these hazards are slow and steady and sometimes they are fast and furious. Well, it depends on their characters. We love our homes and dwellings very much like our loved ones. We fail to see any problems or drawbacks in our loved ones. As if they are flawless. They just can’t have any flaws. Likewise, we consider our home to the safest place on earth. We cannot seem to understand that a home might start having problems or there can be any defects. Most of the time even if we see slight defects, we tend to ignore them thinking our home is strong and healthy and nothing can happen to it. We are so far from reality. Like our loved ones can have faults and we need to accept and rectify them, likewise, there can be lots of hidden issues at homes that can slowly or at a fast pace ruin our homes.

We have to accept that any home, whether new, old, existing, etc, is not free from issues. Since they do not come face to face with us; at least not in the beginning, we think that our homes are defect-free. But unfortunately, the scenario is not so. A home can have many issues. A new home is not any different. There can be issues already in your new home or they can arise with time. So basically, we have to play hide and seek with these hidden hazards as they are very stubborn and won’t show their dangerous side all at once. We have to listen/see and pay heed to the signs our homes show. Again not all hazards will show signs. But if we see any sign, we should not ignore it. We should take it very seriously. Our motto is to find out those hazards that do not stand up by their selves.

Coffee Tables/Center Tables and the likes

Did you ever realize that your lovely coffee table can cause you harm? I don’t think you have ever thought so before reading this blog. The glass top of the coffee tables or other tables can bring about bad injury to your shin. You will notice that they are exactly of the heights of toddlers, who have just started walking; they can get hurt by the sharp corners or the corners in general. Though technically speaking, this was not a hidden hazard but even in plain sight, we normally would not have associated any harm related to it.

Harmful Gas

This is actually something you can’t see but fortunately can smell it. I am talking about Carbon Monoxide. Leakage from water heaters, stoves, cylinders even at low levels can make you fall sick. If you get any hint of a smell, turn off the appliances mentioned in the upper lines or any other appliances that can have a leakage. During these times, do not light anything, do not use a matchstick to light anything either.

Colourless Chemicals

First of all, keep chemicals used for cleaning toilets, rooms, or for any other things at a totally separate place and out of reach for children. But there are harmful chemicals for some purposes that are colourless. This is where the danger lies. By chance, if you forget to keep it at its own place and are kept in a normal drinking water bottle, there are high chances that by mistake someone may take a quick sip to quench the thirst. So if you are using a colourless liquid for any other purposes other than drinking in a normal water-bottle, you are advised to stick a paper mentioning it is a harmful chemical. This will prevent poisoning, burns, and other accidents related to harmful chemicals.

Batteries

Here we are talking about button batteries. These small batteries are used in toys, wristwatches, and in many more things. Do not keep it lying around the home. Unsupervised infants, toddlers, or small children can get choked if they swallow it. It can be a near-fatal accident. Also please note that after swallowing it, the battery can open up and a harmful fluid may leak out causing the esophagus to burn. If you suspect your child has swallowed a button battery, rush to the doctor immediately.

Leaks

As I said before, not all leaks will come in the forefront from the time it starts leaking. Leaky pipes behind the wall (concealed pipes), like in the tub and shower area, go unnoticed until you see visible damage. Its manifestation can come later. Water damage can cause structural issues as well as mold and moisture issues. Look for signs like blistering paint, warped walls, damaged wallpaper, loose tiles, a buckling or cracked floor, and mold or mildew on non-shower walls. Once you have leaks that show up in walls or start causing floor damage, take professional help. The longer it takes you to detect the leak, the more extensive the damage could be.

So we learned that apart from usual hazards like wet and slippery bathroom floors or defective wiring, there could be plenty more health risks that aren’t quite so obvious. Either they are hidden or their causes but ultimately we have to be careful, alert, and most importantly find out such hazards that are hidden or under or behind the veil but can pose fatalities. That is why at Getmyghar, we are not only selling properties. We also want you to be safe and sound in your home. The intention of writing this blog is to make you aware of any potential danger that might be lurking around your home/property.

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