October is Fire Prevention Month! 🧑🚒🔥 Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or have been living in your house for years, it’s important to be aware of potential fire hazards and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Keep reading for our top monthly maintenance tips for October!
✔️Check and test your smoke detectors regularly and replace the batteries as needed. Replace the alarm at least every ten years.
✔️Make a plan- have a fire safety and evacuation conversation with your family. Check to ensure that your fire extinguishers work; if you don’t have one, now is a good time to get one! Consider creating a fire safety kit for your home. Different types are available, so research which is most suitable for your situation.
✔️Clean lint filters after each use and clean your dryer vent at least once a year. Dryer fires are a leading cause of house fires, and proper maintenance can help to protect your home. Click here for more information on when and how to clean your dryer vent.
✔️If you have a wood fireplace, it is essential to have it serviced before lighting the first fire of the season. Consider hiring a professional chimney sweeper to get the job done safely and efficiently.
That’s it for your monthly maintenance tips for October. Be sure to follow our blog for monthly maintenance tips each month.