Daylight Saving Time is Upon Us – Inspect Your Home with Tips from Paul

Spring forward, set your clocks and enjoy more sunshine! Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8th at 2am, but keep in mind that setting the clock forward isn’t the only thing you need to complete. Daylight Saving Time is the ideal time of year to do a property inspection and safety check.

Here are a few safety tips to keep your house and family safe:

1.       Replace Lighting and Fixtures

·         Save energy and put more cash in your pocket by replacing traditional lighting with energy-efficient LCD or fluorescent bulbs

2.       Replace Missing Supplies in First Aid Kits

·         Bandages and ointments should be replaced when running low and expiration dates looked at on all medicine

3.       Establish and Review a Family Emergency Plan Including a Fire Escape Plan

·         Make sure there is a family emergency plan in a location that’s easy to locate and go through this with your loved ones

·         Update emergency information, including addresses and phone numbers

·         Here is more info about an Emergency Preparedness Kit:

4.       Test All Detectors Including Smoke and Carbon Monoxide

·         Replace batteries as needed

·         Ensure loose batteries are placed in the recycle bin as 9-Volt batteries can start fires

5.       Replace Your Home Air Filter

·         Maintaining your home air filtration is significant to your health and safety, and air conditioning filters are inexpensive

·         A good rule of thumb is to change a filter every 3-6 months, or when the filter appears dirty

6.       Clean Out Your Dryer Vent with Every Use

·         Every time you dry clothes, form a habit of cleaning out the dryer vent immediately after to prevent clogs and possible fire hazards

We hope this information helps you inspect your home for the beautiful spring season that lies ahead. And remember that if you have any property damage caused by fire, water, mold or storms, please Call Paul!

-From your friends at Paul Davis