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Home Safety Inspection

Home Safety Inspection

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Home Safety Inspection

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  1. Home Safety Inspection • Smoke Alarms • NFPA~ • Install a smoke alarm as close to • If not practical, mount no closer than inches from a wall or corner. National Fire Protection Association center of ceiling 4

  2. Smoke Alarms • DO NOT INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS: a. b. In rooms where temperatures may fall below 40 F c. In direct air flow or within 3 feet of heating/ cooling supply vents d. Combustion particles present: • poorly ventilated kitchens, garages, furnace, water heaters Humid Areas (bathrooms) or Extremely dusty areas

  3. Smoke Alarms weekly • Test smoke alarms on a basis. • Replace the battery on a basis or when • Clean the smoke alarm at least by using a yearly “chirp” 1/minute. once a month wand of a vacuum

  4. Carbon Monoxide Alarms seen, smelled, or tasted • Carbon monoxide cannot be and can be within minutes depending on the concentration. fatal • CO interferes with the body’s ability to supply • itself oxygen. • Most common sources of CO: • a. Malfunctioning gas appliances d. Portable fuel burning • b. Vehicles running in attached heaters • garages e. Fireplaces • c. Blocked chimneys or flues f. Operating a grill in • enclosed area

  5. Carbon Monoxide Alarms • Indications of CO poisoning include the following symptoms: a. Dizziness e. b. Fatigue f. c. Weakness g. d. h. Confusion • CO ALARMS CANNOT DETECT: Nausea Vomiting Sleepiness Headache - smoke, fire, or other gases

  6. Carbon Monoxide Alarms • Proper placement of CO alarms: a. Out of reach of children d. b. Hallway close to sleeping areas c. Each level of multilevel home e. • Improper/Poor placement of CO alarms: a. d. b. e. Areas below 40 F or above 100 F c. f. Behind curtains or furniture 15 feet from fuel burning appliances Eye level Dead air spaces Damp/Humid areas Close to doors/windows open to outside Dusty, dirty, greasy areas

  7. Carbon Monoxide Alarms • If you install only one alarm in your house, install it near not in the basement or furnace room where it may not be heard. • If you suspect CO presence in your home: sleeping areas - Ventilate - Leave the house immediately -Call Oil/Furnace CO. or fire department

  8. Fire Extinguisher • Type -fight wood, paper, cloth, flammable liquid, and electrical fires. • For protection against all common classes of fires • Type -fight flammable liquids and electrical fires. *Using the wrong extinguisher on a fire could do more harm than good. ABC BC

  9. Fire Extinguisher once a month. • Inspect the extinguisher at least • Check that the extinguisher is charged by *DO NOT TEST BY partially discharging- loss of pressure will occur. pressure indicator in green.

  10. GFCI • GFCI stands for • Ground Fault- Instead of following its normal path, electricity passes through a person’s body to reach the ground. • How GFCI works- It will trip and quickly stop the flow of electricity to prevent serious injury. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter

  11. GFCI • Protects against electrical shocks from: • Frayed wiring • Contact with dampness while using electrical appliances • Appliances and tools with hazardous leakage levels • GCFI receptacle DOES NOT protect against circuit overloads or shocks. • GFCI should be installed in: - Bathrooms - Kitchens - Utility Rooms - Garages - Out Doors - Sheds