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Miscellaneous Tips for Safety Around Your Home:
  • Have burners and boilers serviced annually
  • Clean heat ducts and cold air returns
  • Inspect and sweep chimneys
  • Remove dust and dirt from electrical heating elements
  • Wood stoves and pipes should be cleaned and inspected for wear and tear
  • Test all smoke detectors and replace old batteries
  • Make sure you have adequate smoke detectors installed throughout your home
  • Inspect all appliances for wire damage
  • Make sure no electrical outlet is overloaded
  • Place all medicines and cleaning products away from children and pets
  • Store any flammable materials such as gasoline or propane in safety containers away from the home
  • Do not use gasoline or other flammables inside the house
  • During winter months, turn off valves and drain pipes for outside faucets to avoid freezing
  • Don’t leave cooking unattended
  • Don’t use the oven to heat the house
  • Don’t leave burning candles unattended
  • Read and follow safety instructions for any portable heaters
  • Do not place portable heaters closer than 3 feet to beds or other objects

For additional safety and loss prevention information, please visit the Institute for Business & Home Safety at www.ibhs.org.