Ah, Fall is among us, and what a beautiful season it is. The weather cools down, the leaves change into brilliant hues, and there are holidays to look forward to, such as Halloween and Thanksgiving. Here at Judd Fire Protection, we want you to continue to enjoy each Fall by being safe. Fire safety is crucial, especially during the colder seasons. Homeowners begin to cook more due to the holidays and heat their homes more due to the change in weather. (especially with candles and fireplaces). Stay safe this Fall. Here are some Fall fire safety tips.
Inspect Your Fire Protection Equipment
We suggest that you make it a habit of changing the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Just as you change your clocks for Daylights Savings Time, you should also make sure that your fire protection equipment is up-to-date. Another tip includes making sure that your fire sprinklers are working correctly. If not, we are a fire protection company that specializes in installing fire sprinklers in residences.
Tips for Heating the Home
There are so many ways to heat a home. Regardless of what method you utilize, you want to make sure that all of your heating systems are safe, up-to-par, and functioning correctly. If you use central heating, make sure that the heating system is clean. If you notice that it’s not working as it should, have an HVAC technician look at it. If you utilize a gas heater, make sure that your carbon monoxide detector is up-to-par.
For space heaters, there should be a three-foot clearance of space. Using a space heater to dry clothing or objects is dangerous. When you decide to turn in for the night, turn your space heater off. As far as fireplaces, never leave them unattended. Don’t use gasoline near them. Make sure to repair cracks and clean/fix any dust or damage found within your chimney.
For information on having a safe Halloween, click here. During the holidays, make sure that as you are cooking, you never leave your stove unattended. Also, check that your holiday lights and extension cords are not faulty, especially if you’ve had them for years. For more residential fire safety tips, check out our blog or give us a call. All-year-round we pride ourselves on keeping our clients safe.
Residential and Commercial Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.