It's the holiday season, time for tinsel, decorations, gatherings around the fire, entertaining by candlelight, and lots of action in the kitchen preparing special food and treats. Even though it's the season of giving and fun, you still need to think about safety.
Here are some safety tips from the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs.
1. If you have a real Christmas tree water it daily. If you don't the tree can become dry and can catch on fire really easily. Keep anything flammable item away from the tree, such as candles, and remove clutter such as paper and boxes as soon as you can.
2. Have Working Smoke Alarms - Make sure you have a full functioning Smoke Detector in your home. Do a check to see if the batteries are charged, if not replace them ASAP. If your alarm is hard-wired, run a service check to make sure it works.
3. Watch What You're Cooking! Holiday entertaining can be chaotic in the kitchen, so be sure to watch what is around your stove. Make sure your stove burners are clear of contact with any combustibles. You'd be surprised at how frequently boxes or bags of food are placed on the stove and then the wrong burner is turned on. Keep an eye on the stove and oven to make sure nothing overheats or catches on fire. Do you have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen? A good idea is to keep one under the kitchen sink ready if you need it.
To learn more on how you can prevent fires this season visit this website: http://www.oafc.on.ca/holiday-fire-safety
Another fire prevention tip is make sure that your dryer ventilation system is clean and unblocked because that is another ways that house fires can start. If the vent gets blocked then it can cause a fire in your laundry room.
To learn more about dryer vents visit our blog “The dangers of dryer fires and what causes them?” http://www.georgianductcleaning.ca/single-post/2016/08/08/The-dangers-of-dryer-fires-and-what-causes-them
Our certified technicians are experienced in cleaning all manner of systems from dryer vents to home and commercial ventilation systems. Our modern tools and equipment is among the best in the industry. We'd be pleased to discuss your needs and recommend a cleaning solution.
So, stay safe this holiday season and enjoy the time with your family and friends. From the staff at Georgian Duct Cleaning, we wish you a happy holiday and a wonderful and prosperous New Year!
Georgian Duct Cleaning is a family owned business in Simcoe County with over 20 years experience working with residential, commercial and industrial HVAC ducts. Call us for a free quote or for more information. (705) 722-5952 Or 1-800-363-2563