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Todd Sessler

Todd Sessler – New York

Allsafe Childproofing Inc.

Todd Sessler, the owner of Allsafe Childproofing, Inc. has been a professional childproofer since 2003, and is a Certified Professional Childproofer. He was actively involved in the IAFCS committee that developed the CPC guidelines, setting the standards for other professionals.

Todd enjoys the great feeling of helping others when he works as a childproofer. “It’s rewarding to help keep kids safe, and make their parents’ lives easier at the same time. I also enjoy keeping our clients homes looking beautiful even after child safety products have been installed.”

A typical child proofing job

Todd usually starts with a full home evaluation, which takes about an hour, depending on the size of the home. Based on that, the client receives an estimate by email explaining exactly what they need and why it is recommended.

Sometimes it can be hard for consumers to know which product is the best fit for their situation. Todd helps guide them to avoid poor quality products. Allsafe Childproofing installs some products that have been developed for professionals rather than the retail industry. “We are able to solve unique problems that would not work with out of the box products, while maintaining the attractiveness of the home,” explains Todd.

An overlooked hazard

From his experience, furniture tip-over safety is the most overlooked hazard for children in their home. Most people are aware of the dangers of outlets and unlocked cabinets, but they tend to forget about how dangerous furniture tip-overs can be. So he spends time educating parents and installs furniture anchors to minimize that danger.

Safe, but also good looking

Everyone wants to protect their home, and keep it looking good. They want the childproofing products to cause minimal long-term damage.

Todd tells the story of a client with a floating, mahogany staircase that needed to be gated off but there was no way of mounting the gates. “The client did not want any holes in their beautiful staircase, so we built a custom, no-hole bracket and clamping system and attached it to a very high-up iron piece. We then dropped the lumber down about five feet and painted the whole thing to match.” Eventually the gate will come down, and there won’t be any residual damage to the rails or bannister.

Safety is first, but aesthetics also matter. Todd explains, “We pride ourselves on making the installations look as good as possible. Many people think that child proofing will ruin the look of their homes. That doesn’t have to happen.”