Home Safety for 2012:
Inspect ALL electric cords.
Overloaded outlets are not
a good thing. Power fails to
get to it's source and then
your items don't work as they should. You may also
experience tripped circuit
breakers and damaged cords
can spark fires also.
Check behind your appliances,
entertainment centers, desks
etc. When in doubt use surge
Check for LEAKS in the kitchen,
bathrooms and laundry rooms.
If you catch a leak early you can
prevent damage and a deluge.
Reorganize your BASEMENT
Make sure all gas powered
tools are stored away from the
furnace pilot light or water heater.
I recommend that all left over gas
be emptied from these items and
any storage cans that may hold
gas or oil.
Fix the GATE/S in your yard so
they lock. You want to keep the
thieves out and the dogs in.
Loop a padlock through the hole
on the latch, so a key will be needed
to open the lock.
I recommend that you check all of
your windows on the lower level.
Make sure they are secure AND
locked at all times.
Change all BATTERIES in your smoke
detectors and make sure you have
fire extinguishers in strategic places.
We all know that a working detector
is better than on tha is not working.
If your remove the batteries for
ANY reason PUT THEM BACK IN!
Detecting fires early assist in minimal
damage later. I have been through a
fire (when I lived at home) and I'll
tell you-they are not fun!
I will also recommend getting one
of two CARBON MONOXIDE
detectors too. We have one in our bedroom and it talks to us. Not
helpful at 3:00 in the morning when
the battery is low but at least it woke
Leslie at "a spoonful of" did a post
yesterday on smoke detectors, if
you would like to check it out.
Let's have a safe and smart 2012!
~Keep on Dreaming~
+++image from Google
from AAA magazine.