home safety

Fire Extinguishers In the Home

By | 2017-07-31T17:33:28+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Home Inspection, Home Maintenance, Home Safety|

As home inspectors, an important part of our job is to inspect for and notify clients of potential safety deficiencies in homes, including fire safety. While we can usually count on at least finding smoke alarms in homes these days (though many homes still have deficiencies with smoke alarms), it's surprising just how few [...]

Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

By | 2017-07-31T16:12:33+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Home Inspection, Home Maintenance, Home Safety|

Carbon Monoxide Hazards Carbon monoxide has been dubbed"The Silent Killer" for good reason. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless, remaining virtually undetectable to humans until injury or death occur. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, during the period from 1999–2010, a total of 5,149 deaths from unintentional, non-fire related, carbon monoxide poisoning [...]

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

By | 2017-07-31T16:11:19+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Home Inspection, Home Maintenance, Home Safety|

Smoke Alarms Smoke detectors and smoke alarms are proven life savers. There are more than 300,000 residential fires every year. When there are functional smoke alarms in the house, families gain valuable time to escape.The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that fire is the second leading cause of unintentional death in the [...]