Fall presents many opportunities for a potential fire. We want our customers to be as safe as possible. Many people are doing yard work, preparing for the colder weather, and enjoying sitting by the fire on a cool evening. Read below for 6 quick tips.
- Service Your Furnace: This will allow you to make sure everything is working correctly and there are no leaks.
- Use Fireplaces Safely: Make sure you have a fire screen to contain any sparks. Also, never leave a burning fire unattended and make sure it is completely out before going to bed.
- Use Caution with Space Heaters: While effective for heating rooms, make sure you read the instructions and warnings before use. Some space heaters need vents while others need a minimum distance from flammable objects. Never use your stove or over to try and heat your home.
- Working in the Yard? Reconsider Burning Your Leaves: Burning leaves can produce dangerous and cancer-causing chemicals. If you decide to burn them, wear a protection mask and make sure you do it far away from anything that could catch fire. Never burn leaves if it is windy.
- Use Caution with Candles: Did you know that almost 10,000 home fires begin with a candle burning? Never leave candles burning if you leave your home or go to sleep and make sure they are out of reach of children and pets.
- Change Smoke Alarm Batteries: When you turn your clocks back for Daylight Saving Time, change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Also, check and replace any expired fire extinguishers.
These tips were found on Love to Know and were assembled by Kate Miller-Wilson. Read more here.
Cite: Miller-Wilson, Kate. “Fall Season Safety Tips.” LoveToKnow. Love To Know Corp., n.d. Web. 14 Sept. 2015.
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