To live independently in one’s golden years is rising in popularity, due to the prevalence of aging-in-place set-ups. It’s an exciting prospect for many homeowners, but independently-living seniors should be sure to include as part of their plan things that they need to be extra careful about when it comes to home maintenance.
Here Klean Gutters Midwest, your local gutter cover installers, shares home maintenance tips that seniors should always keep in mind.
Avoid Perilous Climbs
Climbing up a ladder isn’t as easy as it sounds. It’s perilous enough for the young and spry, and even more so as you get older, as there’s a higher risk of falling. We recommend you enlist the help of a professional for maintenance activities that require you to climb up a ladder.
Cleaning the gutters, for example, should be done by a professional. Alternatively, you can make your gutters essentially maintenance-free by having your local gutter guard installers fit covers or guards over your gutters to keep debris away. Some gutter guards, like the ones we install, can even be custom-fit to your gutter’s specific dimensions!
Keep Things Dry
Whether you’re doing maintenance or just spring cleaning, you should always keep the floors dry – especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Wipe the floor dry and replace leaky faucets to prevent spills and leaks that can potentially cause you to slip and fall.
Watch Out for Tripping Hazards
Similarly, you’ll want to be aware of any thing that can potentially cause you to trip as you’re walking around. Unplug electronic devices when not in use to avoid tripping on cables and reduce the clutter in each room. Another way you can avoid tripping hazards is by always keeping rooms and hallways well lit. That way, your routine trips to each room as you’re cleaning or maintaining the house are safer and trip-free.
At Klean Gutters Midwest, we’re one of the top gutter protection companies in Howard City, MI. Call us today at (855) 974-4699 to learn more about gutter guards and seamless gutters – gutter upgrades that can make home maintenance less of a hassle!