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How to Keep Kids and Pets Safe on Your Deck
How to Keep Kids and Pets Safe on Your Deck

Kids only belong on decks with adult supervision, so lock the door that leads out – and make sure the lock is higher than a small child can reach. Keep an eye on pets too who need supervision as well!

Ways to keep your kids and pets safe on the deck:

  • Block off the stairs with a child-proof gate.
  • Keep pets safe by not using decorative plants that are toxic.
  • Check for standing water; anything more than 2 inches deep poses a drowning hazard for small children.
  • Test your deck’s temperature by placing the back of your hand on it for five seconds; if it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your pet’s paws.
  • Get down on your hands and knees and look for splinters, raised nails and other hazards that you won’t see when you’re standing.
  • Clean the grease trap on your grill and make sure pets can’t get to it, and supervise a hot grill at all times.

If you do have any questions in regards to how make your deck safe, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Article and infographic courtesy of Redfin




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