With the temperatures slowly yet surely dropping, there is no question that the fall season is here, and winter is around the corner.
At our apartment community in Austin, TX, we thought this is the most appropriate time to post some safety tips to help keep your home safe and sound through the end of the year!
The information that follows, was written by a good friend of ours who lives in the beautiful community of Incline Village, NV, which is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.
We thank Fire Chief Ryan Sommers of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, for his informative list of tips to prepare your home for the weather to come.
The following content is courtesy of Ryan Sommers
•Remember those cold days last year? Although that was a certainly a rare event, it wouldn’t hurt to prepare your home and car and have a checklist that includes emergency preparedness information for communication, making a plan, and supplies kit.
•Keep stairs and walking areas free of electrical cords, shoes, clothing, books, magazines, and other items.
•Improve the lighting inside your home. Use nightlights or a flashlight to light the path between your bedroom and the bathroom. Turn on the lights before using the stairs.
•Use non-slip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors. Wipe up spilled liquids immediately.
•Be aware of uneven surfaces indoors. If you must have scatter rugs, make sure they lay flat and do not slide when you step on them. Smooth out wrinkles and folds in carpeting.
•Wear sturdy, well-fitting low-heeled shoes with non-slip soles. They are safer than slippers, stocking feet, high heels, or thick-soled athletic shoes.
•Test your Smoke alarms and request replacement batteries from our leasing office if needed.
We hope this safety information helps you and your family to prepare and plan for whatever Mother Nature has in mind!