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Home safety...

WE can look at this in many ways.

The way I am  looking is the result of a friend.

Many of us have throw rungs scattered around the house.

My friend was selling a piano and had buyer come into the home to see it.

The throw rug was on a hard wood floor with no tacky back.


Yup, the buyer slipped and fell.

Lucky for both, he was not hurt, but it could have been devastating financially.


The one issue I tell my clients is to   "GET RID OF THE RUGS".

Have a tacky back rug at the entrance or even outside the door, but the rest are a  hazard.

Have a buyer fall in your home because of the rugs and they may own the home without paying you a penny!


Comment balloon 8 commentsWilliam Feela • April 19 2018 03:14PM


Throw rugs absolutely must have rubber backing or it can be purchased separately to avoid hazard.

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Keller Williams of Central PA) about 2 years ago

William Feela  good information sorry this fellow learned the hard way

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 2 years ago

I tell people to get rid of rugs to show off their beautiful hardwood floors. And anyone who lives with area rugs without anchoring them isn't thinking straight!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 2 years ago

When I first clicked I saw the picture & thought the worst. Relieved to read that your friends buyer is OK. You're right William rugs are dangerous if they're not fitted with non-slip backings.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 2 years ago

That could have been a truly horrible situation. I tossed out a rug from our kitchen recently because I slipped on it.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 2 years ago

Morning William.

My oldest son did the same thing at his home a few months ago.  Thirteen stitches later and a hospital bill of over 1500.00.  They now have no throw rugs in the home

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 2 years ago

These can be very dangerous and really most times very un-necessary to even have laid down.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 2 years ago

Good morning William. I have many rugs in my home and they are all backed. What a photo.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 2 years ago