HOUSTON, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Safety Month, Direct Energy's homes services experts have compiled a list of simple safety tips to help prevent injuries inside your own home. National Safety Month, which was created by the National Safety Council, is celebrated every year in June.
Here are a few easy "must do's" from One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Mister Sparky:
- If you're in a hurricane-prone area, educate yourself and take precautions when necessary
Your plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems and services are impacted by hurricanes. There are several things you should do to prepare, like consider purchasing a generator, cover your HVAC unit, and ensure your roof gutters and downspouts are clear of debris. Your local One Hour, Benjamin Franklin, and Mister Sparky will be able to help and provide all the additional hurricane preparedness tips you need to stay safe.
- Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at least once a month to make sure they operate correctly. If you hear chirping, don't wait to replace the battery. If you don't already have a carbon monoxide detector, get the help of an experienced technician to determine what's best for your home.
- Test indoor air quality
Poor indoor air quality can lead to many health concerns. We offer indoor air quality testing, duct cleaning and sealing, and the latest filters that could help improve the quality of air in your home.
- Add non-slip materials to the tub or shower
Bathrooms can be very dangerous because of the water, moisture and items on the floor. Tubs and showers can also create tripping and falling hazards. Consider adding non-slip mats, tiles or strips to your shower or tub to help prevent accidents.
- Check settings of the water heater
If your shower heats up too quickly, or the water is too hot in general, check the settings of your home's water heater. If it's set higher than 120 degrees, consider lowering it.
- Check for frayed wires
Frayed wires coming from electrical appliances or an extension cord are dangerous. Remember to unplug the cord from the wall before you check any cords, and then run your fingers along the wire and feel for any metal poking through.
- Keep a flashlight by the bed
Keeping a flashlight by the bed is a simple way to make sure that if a breaker gets tripped or the power goes out in the middle of the night, you'll be able to find your way in the dark. Getting out of bed unexpectedly in dim light could lead to trips and falls.
Safety doesn't stop with these tips. Contact us today for an HVAC evaluation with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, home plumbing inspection with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and electrical safety evaluation with Mister Sparky. Our trusted, expert technicians can offer other tips that can help keep your family safe and comfortable at home.
About One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning®
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® is currently ranked as the #1 HVAC franchise in Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 (January 2017.) One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning puts an emphasis on trust, customer service and courtesy. Our work is completed in a prompt, accurate, and efficient manner. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is part of the Direct Energy family of brands. Franchised locations are independently owned and operated businesses. ©2017 Clockwork IP, LLC
About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® is part of the Direct Energy family of brands and is currently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the leading plumbing franchises (Franchise 500). Our trusted plumbing professionals offer customers on-time plumbing services, replacement and repairs done right the first time with courtesy, convenience, cleanliness, competence and character. Franchised locations are independently owned and operated businesses. ©2017 Clockwork IP, LLC
About Mister Sparky®
Mister Sparky® electric is currently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 500 franchise companies (#175) and ranked #1 franchise in the Electrical Services category since 2014. The company has an impeccable record for delivering fast, on-time service, accurate upfront pricing, and an overall pleasant experience for customers. We differentiate ourselves from all other electrical companies by our unique message to the marketplace: Mister Sparky – America's On-Time Electrician®, We're On Time, You'll See, Or The Repair Is Free!®. We have trademarked "on-time" in the electrical industry and we champion it in the marketplace. Mister Sparky is part of the Direct Energy family of brands. Franchised locations are independently owned and operated businesses.
© 2017 Clockwork IP, LLC
About Direct Energy
Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers with nearly five million residential and commercial customers. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada.
© 2017 Clockwork IP, LLC.
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