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

Daylight Savings is here once again, set your clocks and enjoy more sunshine! Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday, March 8th at 2am, but keep in mind that setting the clock forward isn’t the only thing you need to take care of. Daylight Saving Time is an ideal time of year to do a house inspection and safety check.

Here are a few safety tips to provide safe living for you and yours:

1.       Check Lighting and Fixtures

·         Save money and energy by updating conventional lighting with energy-efficient LCD or fluorescent bulbs

2.       Check For Missing Supplies in First Aid Kits

·         Things like ointments and bandages should be replaced when running low and expiration dates checked on all medicine

3.       Create and Review a Family Emergency Plan that Includes a Plan for Fires

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

·         Add emergency information, including contact numbers

·         Click here for info about an Emergency Preparedness Kit:

4.       Test All Detectors Including Smoke and Carbon Monoxide

·         Replace batteries if needed

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

5.       Change Your Home Air Filter

·         Maintaining your home air quality is important to your health and safety, and air conditioning filters are inexpensive

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

6.       Clean Out Your Dryer Vent with Every Use

·         Every time you dry clothing, remember to wipe out the dryer vent immediately after to prevent clogs and potential fire hazards

We hope these details help you inspect your home for the beautiful spring season that lies ahead. And remember that if you encounter property damage caused by fire, water, mold or storms, don’t hesitate to Call Paul!

-From your neighbors at Paul Davis