If you live in a building, it could always be a little bit safer. Here are some safety tips for you to consider.
Smoke Detectors – test them monthly and as an easy reminder date replace the battery when adjusting the clock for day-light savings time.
Garage – when the garage is attached to the house reduce the chance of carbon monoxide from entering the home by sealing cracks in the adjoining walls & weather-stripping the entrance door into the house.
Lighting – ensure there is adequate lighting leading up to and at the access points into a home.
Rigid Foam Insulation – ensure this insulation is removed or covered with the appropriate fire retardant material.
Exit Doors – install dead bolts & proper patio door locking devises on all exit doors. Ensure they can be opened manually from the interior. Avoid installation immediately adjacent to glass.
Garage Door Openers – a garage door with an automatic opener should either stop or reverse itself if there is an obstruction in its way or it is given slight resistance. If this is not the case consider repairing or replacing the unit.
Do you have any other safety tips to share? If so, please leave a comment below!