5 Hidden Dangers in Your Home Our home security systems are in place. No one is getting into the house without it being seen or heard. Everything appears covered as far as keeping your family safe goes. Or is it? At times, we get so focused on the obvious that we overlook the hidden items in our house that could pose a risk. What might they be? Consider the following items. Get the Lint Out The National Fire Protection Association reports that washer and dryer fires average over 15,900 cases yearly. Sadly, the property loss was about $238 million.