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Time To Change Clocks and Inspect Homes with Paul’s Safety Tips

Daylight Savings is here once again, so set your clocks and enjoy more sunshine! Daylight Saving Time occurs 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 a great time of year to do a home inspection and safety check.
The following includes six safety tips to provide safe living for you and yours:
1. Replace Light Bulbs and Fixtures
· Save money and energy by updating conventional lighting with energy-efficient LCD or fluorescent bulbs
2. Update Missing Supplies in First Aid Kits
· Things like ointments and bandages should be replaced when running low and expiration dates looked at on all medicine
3. Establish and Review a Family Emergency Plan Including 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
· Update emergency information, including addresses and phone numbers
· Here is more info about an Emergency Preparedness Kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVhFuqQyhHs&list=UU0iTnta8XL7BAfob4vOo9-A
4. Test All Detectors Including Smoke and Carbon Monoxide
· Replace batteries when needed
· Ensure loose batteries are placed in the recycle bin as 9-Volt batteries can start fires
5. Change Your House Air Filter
· Maintaining your home air filtration is important to your health and safety, and air conditioning filters are not very costly
· A good rule of thumb is to replace a filter every 3-6 months, or when the filter appears dirty
6. Clean Out Your Dryer Vent Weekly
· Every time you dry clothing, 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 encounter property damage caused by fire, water, mold or storms, don’t hesitate to Call Paul!
-From your neighbors at Paul Davis