Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), falls in October. During this week, the NFPA encourages homeowners to check their smoke alarms to ensure they are working in the event of a fire and replace smoke alarms every ten years.
FIRE SAFETY TIPS from our Friends at Service Master Dynamic Cleaning:
–Every home should have at least one working Smoke Alarm, however, installing a smoke detector on every level of your home, including the …basement, and particularly near rooms where you and your loved ones sleep is a better idea!
–Have Your Home’s Central Heating System Maintained and Cleaned regularly.
–Keep Fires in the fireplace and use metal screens or tempered glass doors.
–If you use Space Heaters, select ones that have been approved by a national testing laboratory. Never Place portable heaters near flammable materials such as drapery and keep anything combustible at least three feet away!
–Consider Sprinklers for Your Home as they are affordable and they increase property values and lower insurance rates.
–Devise a family Fire Escape Plan and practice it every 6 months. Describe at least two different ways each family member can escape every room.
–Teach Your Children that Fire is a Tool, not a Toy!
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Have a great week from Moynihan Insurance Agency, Inc.