Fire Protection for your Property During the Winter months

With the winter months fast approaching, there are many things you should take in to consideration when it comes to protecting your property against fire damage.

If you heat your home with propane or natural gas, the first precaution you should take is to ensure that the vent out side is clear of all obstruction at least three feet in any direction. Fallen leaves, overgrown shrubs, and snow build up and could create blockages for your vent.

If you are using a space heater, be sure to check with the manufacturer to determine how often you will need to clean or change the filter. In most cases, it is recommended that the filter is cleaned on a weekly basis.

During the winter months, everyone loves the ambiance and the warmth of a fireplace, wood stove, or pellet stove. After all, this IS Vermont! To start the season off right, ¬†replace the batteries in your AC smoke, smoke/CO, and CO detectors. And while you’re at it, you will want to take a little extra time to use compressed air to clean the detectors, as well. Take note of how old the detectors are, there is usually a date displayed that displays the date of manufacture. Depending on the brand, most AC smoke/CO and CO detectors typically have a¬†five to seven year life span whlie AC smoke detectors can last as long as ten years.

If you have any questions or need assistance feel free to contact us at anytime.