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Spring Cleaning

Spring time is a great time to clean, organize and get rid of unnecessary items in your house. It is also a great time to check if your safety plans are in place and your safety equipment is in working order. 

Test your smoke alarms. 
- Check to see if they work. 
- Change the battery if necessary. 
- Replace your smoke detectors every 10 years.

Test your carbon monoxide detectors.
- Check to see if they work.
- Change you batteries if necessary.

Replace your light bulbs (outside and inside) – you’ll  be taking out the step ladder to test your smoke and  carbon monoxide detectors, use the ladder to change the  light bulbs as well.

Check your house for broken items and discard.

Clean out your medicine cabinet and dispose any expired or unused medications properly. Talk to the city or county  trash and recycling service or your local pharmacist for  medicine disposal in your area.

Check your fire extinguisher.
- Make sure safety seals, tamper indicators and maintenance  tags are not broken or missing.
- Examine for signs of physical damage, corrosion, leakage,  or a clogged nozzle.
- Check the pressure gauge reading or indicator. It should be in the operable range or position.

Plan and practice your Escape Plan and Emergency Plan.

Check your first aid kit and replace any missing supplies.

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