Fire Safety Tips for Fall
October 30, 2015
Service Your Furnace
- Before the cold autumn and winter weather sets in, be sure to call DelFera Heating and Cooling to service your furnace.
- A technician should inspect the furnace to make sure everything is in working order and that there are no leaks every year.
Use Fireplaces Safely
- Use a fireplace screen to keep sparks from flying out of the fireplace.
- Never leave a burning fire unattended and make sure the fire is out before going to bed at night.
Use Caution with Space Heaters
- If your space heater requires venting, make sure you have vented it to the outdoors.
- Never use an oven or stove to try to heat the house
- Always allow at least three feet of empty area around space heaters.
Reconsider Leaf Burning
- The Air Defenders reports that burning leaves produces dangerous and cancer-causing chemicals and recommends homeowners not using this method to dispose of their leaves.
- If you decide to burn leaves, wear a protective mask and burn them far away from houses and other structures.
- Leaf burning should not be attempted in windy weather conditions so always check weather forecast before.
Exercise Candle Caution
- According to the National Candle Association, almost 10,000 home fires start with improper candle use.
- Never leave candles unattended and keep candles out of kids and pet’s reach.
Change Smoke Alarm Batteries
- Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you turn back your clocks for Daylight Saving Time.
- Check and replace home fire extinguishers that have expired.