This DIY Home Safety Checklist Has Your Cincinnati Family in Mind

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  • home safety, Cincinnati, OhioAs you’re going about spring cleaning in your Cincinnati home, you won’t want to overlook a home safety checklist that helps rid your home of dangerous hazards that may compromise your family’s safety.

    It won’t take you very long to complete this simple checklist, and a minimal effort might just prevent a disaster.

    Electrical hazard home safety tips

    • Check any extension cords or appliance cords for frays or cracks and replace if needed.
    • Look for overloaded outlets. There should only be one plug per outlet.
    • Remove any cords that run over heaters, pipes or under carpets or rugs.
    • Cover any exposed wiring you come across.
    • If you have any appliances that occasionally overheat or short out, repair or replace them. There’s no need to take a chance of a potential devastating accident.

    Home safety surrounding chemical hazards

    • Be sure that any containers which contain flammable liquids, like gasoline or paint thinner, are stored in approved containers in well-ventilated areas away from your home.
    • If you must store flammable items inside your home, be sure they’re kept away from children, gas appliances, heat sources and open flames, and only store them in approved containers.
    • Oily rags should be stored in a sealed, metal container.
    • Educate your family about the danger of using flammable materials for cleaning or starting fires indoors.

    Prevent potential fire hazards

    • Don’t allow flammable materials to stack up in your home. Throw away old newspapers, rags or other combustible materials after use.
    • Don’t store clothes, extra linens, bedding or other flammable materials near electrical equipment, gas appliances or your furnace.
    • Remove all yard waste such as leaves, tree branches and grass cuttings from your property.
    • Check to ensure that your chimney, flu pipe, dryer and gas vents are clean and have adequate airflow.
    • If you have a portable heater, make sure the automatic shutoff is working properly and the heater is placed on a level surface, away from high-traffic areas.

    If you have any questions about home safety, please contact Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We proudly serve homeowners in and around the greater Cincinnati area.

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