Home Maintenance and Remodeling February 9, 2024

Home Safety Checklist

A safe, secure home fosters an atmosphere of ease and well-being. Make safety a top priority with these tips to protect your family from potential hazards.

  • Store a fire extinguisher in an easy-to-access location.
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors regularly and replace every 10 years.
  • Inspect appliances for frayed electrical cords and other damage.
  • Locate and test water shut-off valves.
  • Have your HVAC system and water heater inspected every year.
  • Change air filters on a regular basis.
  • Create an emergency escape plan in case of fire.
  • Clean and inspect rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Trim trees away from the house to help prevent damage from storms.