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Be Prepared

Posted February 8, 2017

Every year more than 350,000 homes are struck by fire. By following a few easy steps you can help reduce the chances of a blaze damaging your home or injuring a loved one. Having smoke & carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers properly placed on each level of your home can be the single most important practice you can follow. The detectors should be tested and cleaned monthly and have their battery replaced at least once a year. Be sure the pressure gauge on the fire extinguishers are monitored monthly for proper levels. Matches, lighters and flammable chemicals should be safely stored and out of reach of children. Never overload an electrical outlet and keep any space heaters away from furniture and curtains. Be sure the lint screen on the clothes dryer is cleaned and the filters on your furnace are changed regularly. Homes with more than one story should also have an escape ladder. Being prepared is not an accident, with proper planning and practice, tragedies can be prevented. Stop by today and discuss with our staff the appropriate smoke & carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguisher and safety equipment that will meet your needs and have your home safer.

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