Winter can be a hazardous season. Many home fires are during the wintertime. Falls and injuries can also increase. What can you do to protect you, your family and your rental during the winter? Here are 4 tips to keep your home safe during winter.
Keep Your Home Safe during Winter: Keep Walkways Clean
Keep Your Home Safe during Winter: Test the Smoke Detectors
Keep Your Home Safe during Winter: Childproof Your House
Keep Your Home Safe during Winter: Prevent Fires
Another way to prevent a house fire is to never leave a candle unattended. Any open flame is a fire hazard. If you leave the room, please blow out the candle. The sound of a crackling log in the fireplace is so soothing – until a coal pops out and catches the carpet on fire. Imagine if you were not there.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 25,000 residential fires are caused by space heaters causing more than 300 deaths and 6,000 burn injuries annually. Make sure that your heater has an Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) label and has a tip-over safety switch. Plug them directly into a wall outlet; do not use an extension cord.
By applying these few hints, you can keep your home safe during winter. Enjoy the festive season, spend time with friends and family but by all means do your best to keep safe.
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