Time To Change Clocks and Inspect Homes with Paul’s Safety Tips

Daylight Savings is here once again, set your clocks and enjoy more sunshine! Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2am, but remember that setting the clock forward isn’t the only thing you need to update. Daylight Saving Time is the perfect time of year to do a home inspection and safety check.

Here are a few safety tips to keep your house and family safe:

1. Replace Light Bulbs and Fixtures

· Save money and energy by updating conventional lighting with energy-efficient LCD or fluorescent bulbs

2. Replace Missing Supplies in First Aid Kits

· Bandages and ointments should be replaced when running low and expiration dates checked on all medication

3. Create and Review a Family Emergency Plan that Includes a Fire Escape Plan

· Ensure there is a family emergency plan in a location that’s easy to locate and go through this with your loved ones

· Add emergency info, including addresses and phone numbers

· Click here for info about an Emergency Preparedness Kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVhFuqQyhHs&list=UU0iTnta8XL7BAfob4vOo9-A

4. Test All Detectors Including Smoke and Carbon Monoxide

· Change batteries as needed

· Make sure loose batteries are placed in the recycle bin as 9V batteries can start fires

5. Replace Your House Air Filter

· Maintaining your home air filtration is important to your health and safety, plus air conditioning filters are inexpensive

· A good rule of thumb is to replace a filter every 3-6 months, or if the filter looks dirty

6. Clean Out Your Dryer Vent Regularly

· Every time you dry clothing, form a habit of cleaning out the dryer vent immediately after to prevent clogs and possible fire hazards

We hope this information helps you prepare your home for the beautiful spring season that lies ahead. And remember that if you encounter property damage caused by fire, water, mold or storms, don’t hesitate to Call Paul!

-From your friends at Paul Davis