Childproofing Tips for Your Westwood Lakes Rental

During the process of renting to tenants, you may ultimately rent to someone who has a young child and one of the very best things you can do is childproof your Westwood Lakes rental property.

In this article, we will share with you our best tips for childproofing your rental property.

Tip #1 – Secure All Ground Level Cabinets

The first way to childproof your Westwood Lakes Rental Property is to secure all ground level cabinets by installing childproof locks.

With childproof locks, any child under the age of 5 will not be able to open the cabinets and get into cleaning supplies or any other potentially harmful chemicals that your tenants may have stored in their cabinets.

Once you childproof your cabinets, you should also secure the doors and windows in your rental property as well just to make sure that children will not be able to open them.

Tip #2 – Install Vinyl Flooring

Besides being cost effective, vinyl flooring is a child-friendly flooring that will leave less of an impact on children after they fall plus spills or messes made on vinyl flooring will also be easier to clean up as well.

Tip #3 – Remove Sharp Corners and Burn Hazards

Last of all, but most important, you should remove sharp corners and potential burn hazards as well.

Some of the most common places where you will find sharp corners include fireplace hearths and any other exposed brick which could easily hurt children should they fall.

As for burn hazards, you should turn the temperature of your water heater down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, secure older model radiators, wood stoves and any other mechanical part of the home that could prove to be dangerous to small children.

Contact Miami Property Management, LLC

To learn more tips for securing your rental property, or to speak with us about our property management services, contact us today at (305) 428-3904 or click here to connect with us online.

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