Are the Seat Belts in your house buckled?

One of my Kentucky Home Inspection client lectures:

A lot of what we're going to be talking about today is just like that seat belt in your car.


You hope you never, ever need it (and so do I), but when you're driving down the road and say to yourself "Oh, my goodness, I think I'm going to have an accident" (actually most of us use a shorter two word phrase that starts with OH!), it's way to late to reach for your seat belt. It already needs to be in place or it won't do you any good.


Some of the seat belts in your home that you should be aware of:

Kentucky Home Inspectors - Seat Belts Save Lives Free

  • smoke detectors;
  • anti-tip brackets on kitchen stoves;
  • carbon monoxide detectors;
  • ground fault circuit interrupters;
  • arc fault circuit interrupters;
  • guard rails;
  • grippable handrails on stairs;
  • door locks;
  • window sill heights;
  • garage door opener  safeties;
  • water heater temperature pressure relief valves;
  • etc,



Kentucky Home Inspections - Click it or Ticket
I want to make sure you are aware of all those seat belts. 

It ain't a "Click it or Ticket" in most cases. 

It's seldom that anybody will come to your home to see if the seat belts are buckled.

It's YOUR choice if you keep them buckled. 

Only YOU can chose the level of safety for your family..

Are the seat belts in your house buckled?





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