>>> Drive Wise
Drive slowly, especially with wet roads and fog. With the rapid weather changes, check tire pressure and clear the frost from car windows for increased visibility.
>>> Sweep the Chimney
The National Fire Protection Agency suggests have fireplaces, chimneys and vents cleaned and inspected every year.
>>> Check the Detectors
Testing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every month and replacing batteries once a year could be the difference between life and death.
>>> Lock away Firearms
Hunting season brings hunting accidents. Keep firearms unloaded and stored in a lock box until needed. Firearms should never be kept in unlocked cars or unattended around children.
>>> Ladder Safety
Gutter clean up is often a high priority this time of year but also one of the more dangerous if the proper precautions aren’t taken. Keep your ladder on a flat surface with someone spotting you. Be sure to wear shoes with tractions in case of wet steps.
In order to keep your pool in good condition over the chillier months, be sure to lower the water level, winterize the plumbing and cover up the pool. Make sure it’s tightly secured to avoid debris.
>>> Leaf Clean Up
Watch out for leaf pile up. It can obstruct the views of sidewalk curbs and cause them to become more slippery which can lead to injury. Aim to always keep your driveway and sidewalks clear.
>>> Have A Safe Halloween
Check the candy your children receive from trick-or-treating. Keep food safe. Follow basic food safety steps such as separate foods to avoid cross-contamination. Always clean hands and surfaces often.