31 Oct Fire Safety Tips for Fall
The chilly nights in the fall season have people turning on their fireplaces, furnaces, and heaters to keep warm. However, turning on heating devices for the first time after months of sitting shut off can be dangerous. There are many safety hazards to keep in mind when turning on your heater for the first time this fall.
Service Your Furnaces. If you are worried about your furnaces not working properly this season, have a heater technician come look at your furnaces to make sure everything is working properly. An improper working furnace can lead to a fire that can damage your house. Take a step before and call someone to come and service your furnace.
Limit Leaf Burning. Leaf burning can release dangerous cancer-causing chemicals into the atmosphere. If you decide to burn leaves, wait till the end of the fall season and burn one pile. Remember to always burn leaves far away from any building or any other structures on a homeowner’s property. Burning leaves is extremely dangerous and needs to be done the correct way in order to keep safe.
Change the batteries in your smoke alarms. When it comes time to turn your clock back an hour, change the batteries in your smoke alarm. Make sure to test your alarms seasonally to insure proper use. Smoke alarms can prevent a house fire from a fireplace or leaky furnace.
By keeping these fire safety tips in mind, you can have peace of mind that you are protecting your family and your home this fall season. Stay connected with Spivey Insurance Group this fall season on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus!