Warm temperatures somehow give us a little bit more motivation to take care of the things we’ve been letting pile up all winter, aka, spring cleaning! It’s when you’ve finally passed that fireplace full of dust for the last time! While professionals recommend that you have a chimney sweep inspect your chimney, you can give it a good cleaning in between.
We’re so excited for this change of seasons, and we’re hoping you are too. As we mentioned a couple of posts back, cold weather means it’s time for bonfires, camping, and everything outside! In the MidSouth, the mosquitos are *mostly* gone. And while we’re typically trying to give you tips on how to prevent fires or water from damaging your homes, this time, we want to remind you that it’s a smart idea to be prepared if something were to happen. Most folks never imagine something so destructive could happen to them, but it does. Here are a few simple ways to help yourself and your family to be prepared in case of emergency in cold weather.
The garage is the go-to place for so many different things. Storage, easy working space, tools and materials all in one place. However, many folks don’t realize the hazards of improperly storing flammable material in hot areas. Most garages don’t have air conditioning and that means in places like Memphis, temperatures can soar inside buildings like garages – they’re not built with the ventilation systems that regular homes are. Unfortunately, this can cause pressurized cans to burst or even flammable materials to catch on fire instantly – storage safety precautions could change the outcome of the fire. Here are a couple of tips:
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