Autumn is a favorite time of year for many people. Unfortunately, it is also a time of year when people let safety concerns slip to the side. As summer winds down and activities come to a halt, we forget that we may still be in danger of injury. Don’t let the cooler weather make you forget the importance of keeping your family safe. Follow these tips to have a happy and healthy fall season.
1. Service the Furnace
It’s a smart idea to get the furnace looked at before you really need it. Have it checked for leaks and generally serviced by a trained contractor. A professional can make sure that your furnace is safe to use for the season.
2. Space Heaters
If you utilize space heaters in your home, do so safely. Read the instructions, vent heaters that need to be vented and make sure there is ample free space around the heater.
Raking leaves is no one’s idea of a good time, but it’s a chore that must be tackled. As you rake leaves, you may be tempted to let your kids jump in the piles. It’s not a problem unless the pile is already at the curb. Letting kids play in leaves that you’ve already taken to the street is inviting danger. Keep kids and pets out of leaf piles that are close to the road.
Driving in the fall can present unique challenges. With the time change, you may be faced with the sun in your eyes in the morning or evening when you commute. Roads can become wet and slick with sticky leaves. Take due caution when driving this season.
5. Home Maintenance
If you are cleaning gutters, washing window screens or performing any other type of home maintenance, be careful. Watch out for loose rungs on ladders, don’t let tools fall to the ground beneath you, and make sure that your kids and pets are a safe distance away.
Fall is a great time to spruce up the house and get ready to hunker down for cold weather. When you do these things, make sure that you are doing them safely. As you prepare your home for the cold weather that is coming, do so with the safety of your whole family in mind.
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