The start of a new season is always a good time to refresh on safety tips to ensure your home is protected. While basic safety tips are the same year-round, many safety concerns change with the seasons. Continue reading to freshen up on fall safety tips to protect your home from a fire.
As we enter the colder months, it’s important to read about heating system safety tips. Your heating equipment has been sitting around for the warm spring and summer months, and many things could have gone wrong during that time. Now is a good time to inspect all heating devices to ensure everything is in proper working order. Your central heating system should be cleaned and serviced by a certified HVAC contractor before using it, so be sure to schedule that soon while the weather is still warm.
- Also, space heaters can cause fires when not used correctly, so make sure you remember the following safety tips:
- Do not place any items (especially furniture or curtains) within three feet of the space heater
- Never place items on the heater to dry
- Turn space heaters off and unplug it before you go to bed or leave your home or office.
Autumn and winter are filled with holidays, and you will likely want to decorate your home for the special occasions. While decorating is a great way to celebrate, remember to follow safety precautions. For example, your home may be filled with candles in the fall and winter, but the open flames can be very dangerous. Instead of using candles in your jack-o-lanterns this Halloween, use flashlights instead. When shopping for decorations and Halloween costumes, look for fire retardant materials. Also, verify that your holiday lights and extension cords have been tested by a certified organization first to ensure they are safe to use.
Families often spend many fall days outside cleaning the yard and home, and for good reason. Roofs with too much debris, such as pine needles and leaves, make houses at risk for a fire. Be sure to clear the roof and gutters of unnecessary build up throughout the season. Some people also like to burn leaves and other outdoor debris, but this can lead to smoke that is harmful to human health. Before you start a bonfire in your backyard, but be sure to practice fire safety and learn the outdoor burning regulations first.
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