Fall Home Safety Checklist NRSEC news September 2017 from your friends at Northeast Remote Surveillance and Alarm,LLC
The crisp weather and color-changing leaves make it a great time
to spruce up your home, go for a drive, walk your pets or cozy up
indoors. But with all those things comes the potential for danger.
It’s important to be aware of your surroundings whether you
live in the country or the city.
Here are some autumn home safety tips for your family for a safe
and enjoyable fall season.
* Every month should be fire prevention month, but we tend
to plug in a lot more devices in the fall and winter. It’s important
to test all smoke alarms and have a family fire
drill. Remember to replace used and expired fire extinguishers
*Turn your heater on before the temperatures really plummet
so you can ensure it works. Contact a technician to inspect
that it’s operating properly if you suspect it needs servicing.
* Keep all flammable materials away from your furnace. This
includes, clothing, paint products, toxic materials, cardboard
* If you use a portable or space heater, keep it away from
clothing, bedding, drapery and furniture. Remember to shut
them off if you leave the house and don’t leave them unattended
if you have children or pets.
* Do not use your space heater as a dryer for hats, gloves and
other articles of clothing.
* If you have a fireplace, inspect the chimney to confirm it is
free of debris, creosote buildup, and is unobstructed so combustibles
can vent. Make sure the bricks, mortar and liner
are in good condition.
*Do not warm your kitchen with a gas range or an open oven
door, as this can lead to toxic air that is not safe to breathe.
* Keep matches, lighters and candles out of the reach of children
* When burning a candle, don’t leave them unattended, burning
near other flammable items or on an unsteady surface.
* Doing laundry? Avoid fires by cleaning filters after each
load of wash and removing lint that collects in dryer vents.
* Do a quick check for areas that may need repair before extreme
weather hits: unsteady roof shingles, warped windowsills
and concrete that might be sloping toward the house.
* Check all outdoor lighting fixtures to make sure they are
working properly. This can safeguard you against falls and
* Clean your gutters by removing all debris and leaves.
Before burning leaves, check your city’s regulations,
as it may be illegal where you live. If you burn them,
do so away from the house and use proper containers.
Fall Home Safety Checklist NRSEC news September 2017
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