At PRMI, we know that home is a great place to relax and enjoy spending time with friends and family. We want your Home Sweet Home to be a safe one. That’s why we wanted to share this springtime home checklist with you. Completing these six tasks each spring can help you and your family be better prepared for the unexpected.
Test your smoke alarms. It’s a good idea to change the batteries in your smoke detectors at least once a year. It’s recommended that smoke detectors be replaced every 10 years.
Test your carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. Replace older models every 5-7 years. Don’t have them? Install at least two in your home.
Check your fire extinguisher. It’s recommended that you have an extinguisher for each floor of your home. Make sure you know how to use them. (Most people don’t.)
Make and/or review a family escape plan. Does every person who lives in your home know what to do in the event of a fire? A family escape plan is a must for every household.
Make and/or review a family emergency plan. Is your family prepared for a disaster? Get started at Ready.gov.
Check your first aid kit. Do you have a first aid kit for your home? Replace any missing supplies — you never know when you may need them!