___ Is there one located on each floor of the home?
___ If battery operated, do you check the battery periodically and replace it yearly?
___ If electrical, do you check periodically for proper operation?
___ Easily accessible?
___ Fully charged
___ Is it within the expiration date?
___ Installed on all exterior doors?
Hoses and Connections
Are the following periodically checked to see if they are secure and leak-free?
___ Hot water tank
___ Washing machine
___ Are extension cords overloaded?
___ Are extension cords removed from under rugs or furniture?
___ If older home, is the wiring up to code?
___ Do you have surge protector bars on air conditioners, entertainment equipment and computers?
___ Is your furnace cleaned and checked annually?
___ Are the filters changed regularly?
___ Are they cleaned and checked annually?
Frozen Pipe Prevention
___ Is the damper functioning properly?
___ Are screen/doors in fireplace properly installed?
___ Is home heated while on winter vacations?
___ Do you disconnect the garden hose and shut off outside water faucets when the temperature drops to freezing?
___ Is the roof in good condition?
___ Are gutters cleaned every autumn to help prevent roof leaks?
___ Are all your steps/sidewalks level and intact?
___ Are there secured railings for your steps?
___ Is flammable material properly stored? (Example: Be sure clothes are not stored near hot water heater.)
___ Are surrounding trees healthy?
___ Is your house clear from any hanging tree limbs?
___ Is your in-ground pool fenced in?
___ Are there locking gates on decks connected to swimming pools?
___ Are matches stored out of the reach of children?
___ Are all the cabinets in your home child proof (cleansers and sharp objects are out of reach)?
___ Do you check the safety and condition of your outdoor deck on a yearly basis? (Look for rot; check for stability; treat annually with water sealer.)
___ Do you repair loose or missing grout or caulking in tub/shower area to prevent deterioration of tiles?
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