October 13, 2016

3 Hidden Dangers That Come With Autumn

Preventing Injury During Fall

Autumn is absolutely beautiful! Unfortunately, beyond the beauty, there are potential dangers that come with the season. Taking a little extra precaution can help prevent injury during Fall. Here are 3 hidden dangers that come with Autumn that you should be aware of:

1. Decreased Driving Visibility: Falling leaves and unpredictable weather can decrease visibility and hide obstructions on the road. Awareness of this is important so that you can take extra care when traveling.

2. Gutter Cleaning: Many people like to complete a thorough gutter cleaning this time of year. If you decide to do this yourself, it can be a dangerous proposition. Serious falls can occur when homeowners clean their gutters. You may want to consider hiring a professional to minimize your risks.

3. Space Heater Safety: Chilly temperatures can bring out the space heaters. Although they provide warmth and save on energy costs, they can be dangerous if not used properly. Be sure to follow all the safety instructions for your heater and keep it a safe distance away from anything flammable.