Daylight Savings Means Time for a Safety Check
Many Texas families, including the families of experienced Texas personal injury lawyers, use the time changes that occur each spring and fall as a reminder to check on their household and family safety. There are many steps you can take each spring and fall to prepare your family in case of emergencies and to make your home safer.
Although the clocks have already moved forward for Daylight Saving Time, it’s not too late to perform the following safety checks in your home:
- Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. The batteries in each smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm in your house should be changed twice each year. When you change your clocks, remember to change your batteries as well.
- Fire safety equipment. Check your household’s fire extinguishers to make sure they are still fully charged. Your local fire department may be able to recharge older fire extinguishers or advise you on which fire extinguishers are best for your household.
- Emergency preparedness kit. If your household doesn’t have an emergency kit, visit ready.gov for instructions on how to create one. If you’ve already put together an emergency kit, double-check its contents to make sure you have at least three days’ worth of supplies for each family member. Replace any expired food, water, or other supplies, including batteries.
- Flashlights and weather radios. Make sure your flashlights and weather radios have fresh batteries and are in good working order. Your weather radio may be especially useful in the spring, when the risk of severe weather increases. Purchase new equipment as necessary to replace non-functioning models.
The compassionate Lewisville personal injury attorneys at Steele Law, P.C. hope you and your loved ones practice these safety guidelines and experience no serious injury incidents this year.