As the air turns cooler, the leaves change color, and the days get shorter, it’s important to keep a few fall home safety tips in mind. These tips will help you and your family stay safe from potential seasonal dangers.
Service Your Furnace
Before the temperatures drop below freezing, it’s a great time to get your furnace serviced for the season. Yearly system check-ups from a professional plumber ensure your heating system is running efficiently and there are no malfunctions that can leave you in the cold
The warm glow and fragrant smells of fall candles are wonderful however, they pose potential fire hazards. Never leave a candle burning anywhere in the house unattended. Keep candles out of the reach of pets and children. Never touch or move a burning candle. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, or flammable decorations. In the event of a home fire and restoration is needed, visit our page for more information on the services we provide Fire Damage Restoration
The ambiance created from of a wood burning fireplace can make chilly fall evenings feel warm and cozy. However, they can pose a serious fire threat. Be sure to use a fireplace screen to keep sparks from flying out of the fireplace. Never leave a fireplace unattended and ensure the fire is completely extinguished before turning in for the night. And ALWAYS have the chimney inspected and professionally cleaned yearly to prevent soot and creosote buildup
Clean the Gutters
Leaves and debris can build up in your homes gutters and downspouts. Before the snow and ice begin to emerge, thoroughly clean all gutters. Clogged gutters are the number 1 cause of ice dams! If your gutters are old and showing signs of wear and tear, replace with new vinyl gutters that have built in leaf guards. You’ll thank yourself next season!
Home Safety Equipment
When the clocks “Fall Back” for daylight savings time, it’s a great opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
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