Fall and winter weather is coming. If you’re firing up your hearth, here are a few tips to keep you safe.
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Fall is my family’s favorite time of year. It’s also the time of year when we start using our fireplace. So with autumn just around the corner, I want to remind homeowners of a few simple fire safety tips that we often forget about in the hot summer months:
1. Remember to have smoke alarms installed on every level of your home. Check them monthly and change the batteries out every six months.
2. Keep cookers, fryers, and grills at least three feet away from your home and any shrubs or trees. Unattended cooking is a major cause of house fires. Grills on combustible decks are also a big contributor.
Unattended cooking is a major cause of house fires.
3. Candles left unattended. Be sure to have flashlights and batteries on hand, and keep any space heaters at least three feet away from anything flammable. Don’t smoke in bed, either.
4. Have your chimneys and stoves checked at least once a year.
5. Install a fire extinguisher on every level of your home.
I hope these fire safety tips keep you and your family safe this season. If you have any questions or want any more real estate-related tips or advice, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.