Traton Homes knows that being protected isn’t something that can be monitored once and then put on the shelf — it’s a year-round process. So with that knowledge, here are some tips to keep you and your family safe.
Have you checked your smoke alarm recently? According to the U.S. Fire Administration, homeowners should take the following steps in order to help prevent household fires:
- Test the alarm monthly — a working smoke detector saves lives
- Replace the batteries at least once a year
- Never remove the batteries or turn off the smoke detector, even while cooking
And here are some helpful tips from BeFireSmart.com that involve staying warm and safe during winter:
- Don’t put space heaters in damp locations such as bathrooms and be sure to keep them at least three feet from any combustible materials
- Don’t leave candles or fireplaces burning unattended
- Never use your oven to heat your home as it can release potentially toxic fumes into the air
- Keep a fire extinguisher near high-risk areas for easy access
- Practice your fire escape plan at least twice a year during the day AND night so that everyone knows what to do
- Teach your children about fire safety and to always exit the house as soon as possible in the event of an actual fire; things can be replaced but people cannot
The people at Traton Homes want their residents can enjoy their homes for years to come. The builder hopes each homeowner to follow fire safety guidelines because it’s the person inside each home that makes a Traton community so special.
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