We have made it through the winter and spring is finally here! You know what that means? Break out those grills, deep clean the house, and get some fresh air. This is also a great time to run though our spring safety check list to make sure you and your family are prepared!
Check Smoke Alarms
According to the National Fire Protection Association, approximately 60% of home fire deaths occur in a home that does not have a smoke alarm. We recommend that you change the batteries in your smoke detector once a year and do a quick test once a month to make sure they are functioning properly.
Check Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer because you cannot smell or see this gas. If you have anything in your home that burns fuel, there is a risk. Install CO detectors on each level of the home and in a central location to the bedrooms. Periodically check to make sure they are still working and change the batteries annually.
Review Family Fire Emergency Plan
Create or review a plan with your family that will be followed if a fire were to take place in the home. This should include, ways out of the house, where to meet, and how to communicate.
Properly Position Your Grill
If you are cook out on the grill, make sure you have your grill positioned well away from the house and a safe distance from siding, deck railings, or awnings. Also keep an eye out for any overhanging branches or utility pole wires. Make sure to remove grease buildup and if you are using a charcoal grill, be careful when using the starting fluid.
Enjoy the warmer weather and be safe!