CHECK YOUR HOLIDAY LIGHTS
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, holiday lights claim the lives of more than 400 Americans each year. Since many of you are preparing to get those festive lights up, it’s a great time to do a quick check of all of your lights to be sure they’re working properly. If you have any damaged wires or loose connections, throw the entire string out. And, of course, replace any broken or missing bulbs.
GET YOUR CHIMNEY CLEANED
Fire safety officials recommend cleaning your fireplace and chimney at least once per year. And with good reason. Inefficient wood-burning leads to a buildup of creosote inside your chimney. If left unchecked, it could potentially ignite. Fires in a fireplace are fabulous. Fires in your chimney… not so much. So get yourself a chimney sweep… FAST.
POWER UP YOUR WINTER TOOLS
Brrrr. It’s that time of year when the colder areas of the country are getting… well, COLD. That means snow is on the way! And that means you’d better get that snow blower tuned up with your snow shovel stored in a handy place in your garage.