Five Quick Tips to Make Your Home Safe for Spring

TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - Whether it be special celebrations with family, a fun and hopping egg hunt, or just lounging at home, there's plenty to look forward to with one of the warmest long weekends anticipated for this time of year. With weather this great, get motivated to also get your home ready - and safe - for spring.

Here are five useful tips to help you spring into action.

    -   Clean and check the BBQ. Clean the burner ports and tubes. Check the
        hose attached to the tank for cracks or damages and test for leaks
        with a 50/50 water/soap solution. If bubbles appear - there's a leak.

    -   Clean eaves troughs thoroughly. Use a sturdy and reliable ladder and
        rubber gloves.

    -   Do away with outdoor debris. Keep any fallen leaves, branches and
        dead weeds away from the house.

    -   Call before you dig. If you're starting a garden or outdoor home
        renovation, contact your local utility to quickly and easily get your
        underground utility lines marked to avoid pipeline damage.

    -   Store fuel and other combustibles outside. Keep them in a well-
        ventilated shed or detached garage and away from direct sunlight and
        other heat sources.

Follow these easy tips to help prevent incidents around your home. Gain peace of mind, knowing you are protecting yourself and your loved ones. And remember, safety is up to you.

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The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is an innovative, not-for-profit organization focused on delivering public safety services. It provides regulatory safety services in industry sectors such as fuels, amusement devices, elevating devices, ski lifts, boilers and pressure vessels, operating engineers, and upholstered and stuffed articles. The organization's vision is to be the world leader in public safety services.


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