Cleaning Challenge: What's Your Number?

check house numbers for visibility

New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 89

Focusing on the front porch this week in the Cleaning Challenge, it's time to ask, "What's your number?" Can your house number be seen clearly from the roadway ... day and night?

Safety experts tell us that a clear, visible house number is vital to first responders--and it's just plain convenient for everyday visitors, too.

Today, check to be sure your house address number is easy to spot in any lighting condition. Will it need to be moved to a better-lit location?

For increased safety, consider adding a painted curb number; use reflective paint to ensure it stands out and lights the way to your address.