The safety of your family is so incredibly important, so make sure you follow these tips that have been released in honor of National Safety Month. If you experience any problems or are unsure of how to perform these tasks, give us a call.
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Keep Safe During National Safety Month
In honor of National Safety Month, Direct Energy’s homes services experts have compiled a list of simple safety tips to help prevent injuries inside your own home. National Safety Month, which was created by the National Safety Council, is celebrated every year in June.
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- Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at least once a month to make sure they operate correctly. If you hear chirping, don’t wait to replace the battery. If you don’t already have a carbon monoxide detector, get the help of an experienced technician to determine what’s best for your home.
- Check settings of the water heater. If your shower heats up too quickly, or the water is too hot in general, check the settings of your home’s water heater. If it’s set higher than 120 degrees, consider lowering it.
- Check for frayed wires. Frayed wires coming from electrical appliances or an extension cord are dangerous. Remember to unplug the cord from the wall before you check any cords, and then run your fingers along the wire and feel for any metal poking through.
- Keep a flashlight by the bed. Keeping a flashlight by the bed is a simple way to make sure that if a breaker gets tripped or the power goes out in the middle of the night, you’ll be able to find your way in the dark. Getting out of bed unexpectedly in dim light could lead to trips and falls.