Q: Are there objects on the steps waiting to be taken upstairs?
A: Once again keep objects off of stairs and pathways clear.
Q: Are there any broken steps or uneven steps?
A: Fix loose or uneven steps.
Q: Is there a light over the stairway?
A: Have an electrician put an overhead light at the top and bottom of the stairs.
Q: Is there one or two light switches for your stairs (one at top and one at bottom of stairs)?
A: Have a glow light switch placed at the top and bottom of the stairs. One that is a motion switch is best.
Q: Is the carpet loose or torn on the steps?
A: Make sure the carpet is firmly attached to every step, if necessary remove the carpet and attach non-slip rubber treads to the steps.
Q: Are handrails in place on one or both sides? As we get older having handrails on each side is best. Are the handrails loose or broken?
A: Fix any loose areas or put up new handrails.