Menards Home Improvement Topic: June is National Safety Month

Posted: 2:26 PM, Jun 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-04 18:26:24Z

Each and every day there is something that we can do to keep our family safe or better prepared. Practice fire safety this month with your family.


Have a plan

  • Make sure you can get out of every room two different ways
  • Practice the escape with everyone twice a year
  • Have a meeting place

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

  • One on every level of the home
  • Less than 7 years old

Smoke Alarms

  • One on every level of the home
  • One outside every sleeping area
  • Test the alarms every month
  • Change the batteries every six months
  • Make sure they are less than 10 years old

Safety first

  • Candles should be in a fire proof container, kept clear of kids and pets and blown out by an adult.
  • Appliances should be in good condition, clear of clutter with safe cords.
    • Always stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or boiling food. 
    • Dryer lint traps should be cleaned out after every use.