IBC Top 10: Things to do around the house as daylight saving time ends
HALIFAX, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - This weekend, as daylight saving time comes to an end, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is reminding Atlantic Canadians of things to do around the house before winter sets in.
"As we get ready to move our clocks back this weekend, take a few extra minutes to check some important items off of your home maintenance to-do list," said Amanda Dean, Vice-President, Atlantic, IBC. "Using IBC's top 10 list will help ensure the safety of you and your family over the coming months."
IBC's top 10 things to do as daylight saving time ends are:
- Test and maintain your smoke detectors.
- Check your CO detectors.
- Be sure to have a CO detector on every floor in your home, check that each detector is in working condition (you should check once a month) and make sure detectors are CSA-approved.
- Review your family's emergency plan.
- Ensure that you have a plan that works and review it with family members to explain what to do and where to go in case of an emergency.
- Update your emergency kit.
- Check your first-aid kit and replace missing supplies.
- Have your fuel-burning appliances inspected by a trained professional.
- It's important to have these appliances inspected at the beginning of every heating season.
- Check your chimney and vents.
- Have a professional inspect these to ensure that everything is connected and in good condition and that nothing is blocked.
- Check your car's tire pressure and fluid levels and make sure all lights and signals are working.
- Update your home inventory.
- Review your insurance policy.
- If you have questions, contact your insurance representative. For further information, consumers can contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre.
About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to celebrate 50 years as a valuable resource for insurance information. Since 1964, IBC has been working with governments across Canada to make our communities safer, championing issues that directly affect Canadians and the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. IBC is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90% of the P&C insurance market in Canada. The P&C insurance industry employs over 118,600 Canadians, pays more than $7 billion in taxes to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and has a total premium base of $48 billion.
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