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Common Household Hazards

These common household hazards are easy to remember, once we know how serious the consequences can be if they are neglected.

by Kelsi Waible | Feb 5, 2023 | Tips

Smoke Detectors 

Do you have enough smoke detectors? You may not know a fire has started if your smoke detector is too far from the fire source or if you have too few of them. Having one in each room and having them all connected to go off at the same time. Be sure to test your smoke alarm once a month, replace the batteries every 6 months and replace the alarm device itself every 10 years.

Lint Build-Up from Your Clothes Dryer

Be sure to remove lint from the filter in your dryer before every load of laundry. Every year, clean the vent tube that sends air outside. Lint can build up in the folds.

Gas Furnace 

Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous gas you cannot smell or see, and small amounts of it come from your gas furnace. It leaves the house through a vent, though an inadequate furnace can be a fire hazard and give out deadly amounts of gas. Be sure to change the filter often and keep the area around your furnace clean. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can feel like the flu. Install a carbon monoxide detector to prevent any issues. 


Follow ladder safety tips to avoid falling and getting hurt. Be sure to use the right ladder for completing your task and use it properly. Use the ladder on solid, firm ground and avoid slippery surfaces. With every step you take, pay close attention. Wait to use the ladder until the weather and conditions are safe. 

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