There is no better time of year than the holidays to ensure that all safety features in your home are in good condition and working properly. Safety features may include smoke detectors, door locks, and cover plates for all outlets and light switches.
There is no better time of year than the holidays to ensure that all safety features in your home are in good condition and working properly! Safety features may include smoke detectors, door locks, and cover plates for all outlets and light switches.
Safety features may include smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke detectors should be located on each level of the home and in each bedroom. Carbon monoxide detectors should be located within 10 feet of each bedroom. All smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be tested monthly or per manufactures recommendations and batteries replaced twice a year.
Door locks can easily freeze up during periods of extremely cold temperatures. This is caused by condensation in the locks from the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures. This can be prevented by reducing humidity levels in your home. Reducing humidity levels can be achieved by running a de-humidifier, or adding a fresh air intake for older homes.
Holiday lighting adds to the charm of the season, but extension cords should be tested and approved for use commonly indicated by UL, ANSI, CSA labels on the product. Check temporary lighting and wiring for holes, breaks, frayed or open wiring. Wiring should be securely anchored for outdoor applications and located out of high traffic areas for interior applications. Outlets and switch cover plates should be securely in place and in good repair.
For more information on these holiday safety tips please contact Ben Pierson in Code Enforcement by phone at 952.953.2571, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.