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January 15, 2011

Fire safety: When your sprinklers are stalactites

via aroundtheshop.net

If you're not sure if the fire safety in your dwelling is up to snuff, take a look at some ossified examples of 'NOT' from blogger Michael Ring.


Stubblejumpin' Gal

Speaking of home safety features, please remind your readers to install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. Here in Saskatchewan we just lost two people when a boiler in their nursing home in Humboldt caused carbon monoxide poisoning. Apparently more than 400 people die each year in Canada, from carbon monoxide poisoning. That's ridiculous! And scary, because most people don't have detectors in their homes.


That's a very good call. They should be installed like smoke detectors, on the wall close to the ceiling. Unlike smoke detectors, you want to install them in areas such as boiler rooms and kitchens.

Also, many home security companies have added carbon monoxide detectors to their security systems. If you use such a company, you might want to check that you have CO detectors installed.

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