Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 1st this year; and with it, Video Surveillance Corp. would like to remind you of 5 quick things to change around the house, other than the clocks – to keep your family safe.
- Change the batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors. It is recommended that you do this at least every 6 months, and daylight savings time is a good reminder of the 6 month marker. Depending on the type and size of the fire, a home can be completely up in flames in as little as 5 minutes, but the chance of dying in a whole-home fire is cut in half thanks to working fire alarms.
- Clean the oven. Excess food or crumbs in the oven can be potential fire hazards. Get your oven ready for some holiday cooking by cleaning it out before you need it for all your holiday feasts.
- Change your heater and A/C filters. Switching out your filters reduces the amount of dust, dander, bacteria, and pollen in the air in your home, and should be done at least every 6 months.
- Clean out your pantry and medicine cabinets. Throw out any expired food or drugs, so that you and your family don’t get sick from eating or using them.
- Check your emergency/first aid kit. Every home and car should have an emergency kit. Check/replace the batteries in your kit, stock up on bandages, and any other items you may have used or will need for your kit. An emergency kit allows you and your family to have a consolidated and packed bag ready in case of any emergency.
Keep your home and family safe, and prepared for emergencies. Call us today at (718) 258-1310. When you think of security, think of Video Surveillance Corp. It’s security you can see!