Stairs present a danger to homeowners, especially in cases where they have children or elderly living at home. There are over a thousand deaths every year here in the US caused by people falling down stairs. So, how do you make your stair a safe stair? There are a few details to keep in mind. Starting with the steps, it is important that they are evenly spaced out, not too far apart or too deep. You should also have a stable surface. If your stairs get slippery when wet, you should make sure that they are not used if they have been wet mopped, and you should clean up spills and melting snow as soon as possible. If there is carpet on your stairs, it needs to be firmly attached. If not, you should either remove it or refasten it.
Your railings also need to be stable, sturdy and firmly attached. They should also be free from splinters, since getting pierced by a splinter could lead to a person flinching back and losing their balance.