Fall Cleanups for Fire Safety
Daylight saving reminds us to check our smoke detectors and replace batteries, but it also reminds us that winter will soon be upon us with shorter days and colder temps. So now is the time to get ready for those frigid temps! By getting the leaves out of gutters you can avoid costly ice jams that occur when ice backs up into shingles. Don’t forget the leaves near your home can be a fire hazard if nearby brush fires start. Try to keep any combustible materials at least 10′ away from your home.
We want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to keep fire safety at the top of your list when cooking! Cooking fires were the largest cause of house fires according to research by the National Fire Protection Association. The two peak days for these statistics were Thanksgiving and Christmas. Be mindful when cooking on a stovetop. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires. Turkey frying should only be done by reading and following all the safety precautions to prevent steam explosion of super hot oil.
Thanks for your support and enjoy safe get togethers.