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Dust Off These Four Spring Cleaning Safety Reminders

Posted on - Friday, May 6, 2016 under General Dust Off These Four Spring Cleaning Safety Reminders

Everyone loves spring cleaning. Well, that’s not true, but most everyone does love spring itself. Long lists of to-dos around the house are as much a part of the season as April showers and May flowers. While most of these tasks involve sprucing things up or clearing things out, spring cleaning is also the perfect time to do a check-up on the safety of your home.

So when you’re done with the mop and you’ve cleaned the gutters, take care of these four spring cleaning tasks that can help keep your family safe and healthy heading towards summer:

  • Fire extinguishers. Do you even have a fire extinguisher? Do you remember where you keep it? Has it been there untouched (which is good) and unchecked (which is not good) since you moved in years ago? Fire extinguishers are a vital home safety tool but they ultimately outlive their useful life. If you have been fortunate and not needed to use yours, you should check it to ensure that it is fully charged and functional. If it isn’t, or you don’t currently own an extinguisher, go get a new one today.
  • Smoke and CO2 Detectors. Many folks check on the batteries in these life-saving devices when the clocks change in the spring and the fall. But if you didn’t check yours when we sprang ahead not too long ago, you should do so now. In fact, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be tested every month and the batteries changes at least once a year.
  • Watch where you step. Trips and falls and slips and falls seriously injure thousands of people every year. Clutter, spills, tools, and supplies laying around all present hazards that you or your kids could slip or trip on. Keep things out of heavily traveled parts of your home. If your spring cleaning involves climbing a ladder, make sure you heed the warnings on your ladder and that it is firmly and squarely planted on an even, solid surface before you start climbing.
  • Heavy lifting. Don’t be a tough guy. If you try to lift boxes, furniture or other heavy objects, don’t overexert yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help. You won’t be much good for spring cleaning if you injure your back trying to lift things that really should involve more than one person.

Happy and safe spring cleaning, all!

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