Home Safety This Summer: Tips to Keep Your Home and Family Safe
It’s that time of the year when we turn our mind to the hotter days and a long summer enjoying our wonderful outdoors.
One of the advantages of living in our area is the abundance of beautiful bush land and natural fauna. There are a few things that can be done around your home and property pretty easily, which are raking up all dead leaves and sticks around your garden especially in your gutters, as embers can travel as much as 40km floating through the air and set fire to your house.
Check your front door welcome mat is fireproof and not a brush type mat fibre that could be flammable. Keep a fireproof, bushfire emergency bag that contains all your valuable information and documents that you can grab in a hurry.
Gas bottles need to be stored safely and not sit outside as they can explode in extreme fires. Keep an eye on the Australian Fire Danger Ratings levels, and stay safe.