Mockingbird Park Letter  19 Sept 20

 

October Is Fire Prevention Month: Re-read important ‘Fire Safety” letter

 

 

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009. Is your family prepared for a fire emergency? October is National Fire Prevention Month and it serves as an excellent time to examine your preparedness. Do you have a home fire escape plan? Have you changed smoke-alarm batteries within the last year? Do you know the main reasons for fires starting in the home? Get more information on Fire Prevention Month and Week at the NFPA’s website

http://www.nfpa.org/

 

Change you smoke alarm batteries, Be sure your fire extinguisher (s) are in working order.  If you do not have these items, or yours is broken, contact me and I will help you get this resolved.

 

 

Electric Heater cautions: Do NOT put too many electric decices on one circuit. This can cause overload, burn the outlet, and cause the house to catch on fire.

 

 

 

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PLEASE DRIVE SLOW in the park:  10 mph.                       Not only is it safer, it is a requirement.

 

 Advise your guests that their behavior will directly impact your ability to live within this community.

 

 

 

Renter Insurance….

Please review your insurance and make sure it is up to date with the values of your home.

 

First Baptist Church on McCarty Lane

has great youth programs

 as well as young adult and older adults.

Come visit sometime.  

Call me if you want more information: Eric 512-757-0083

 

 

 

Notice the change in tempature? 

 

Get Prepare for winter! 

 

READ the attached Fire Safety Letter ;

 

 

 

Electric Heater cautions: Do NOT put too many electric decices on one circuit. This can cause overload, burn the outlet, and cause the house to catch on fire.

 

 

Do you have propane in your tank?

  If your furnace is not lit, be careful when you light it: keep safe. If you don’t know how, call me(512-353-4860 or 512-757-0083) and make arrangements for service.   If you wait until the last minute and have any furnace problems, you might have to wait several hours, perhaps days, before we can get a service tech to inspect and make the necessary furnace repairs.   You will be charged any fees that are above normal fees if you wait and require this last minute service.  Be prepared in advance

 

 

 

Fire Safety Letter 19 sept 20

Do you have propane in your tank?

When you get your propane tank filled, the delivery person is to inspect the furnace lighting the pilot , and inspecting the system for anything that looks like it may need repaired.  If he can fix it then, get it done.  Have him call  our office 512-353-4860.. or  Eric Myers at 512-757-0083 for proper authorization.  If it can not be fixed while he is there, we will make arrangements for service as soon as it is possible.   In winter, that time may be longer than it is now.

 You are not responsible for the costs of repairs if you rent the house from us.   Please make sure you help the propane people and us help you to maintain the safety of the equipment and your family. 

 If your furnace is not lit, be careful when you light it: keep safe:  If you don’t know how, get a service request into the office and call (512-353-4860 or 512-757-0083) to make arrangements for service.  

 

If you wait until the last minute and have any furnace problems, you might have to wait several hours, perhaps days, before we can get a service tech to inspect and make the necessary furnace repairs.  You will be charged any fees that are above normal fees if you wait and require this last minute service.  Be prepared in advance!!

 

      Fire Emergency Number 911 

                        Check your smoke alarm and batteries monthly.  Check you Fire Extinguisher.  This could save your life!  If you do not have a smoke alarm, or fire extinguisher,  or yours is broken, , contact our office512-353-4860,or   Eric Myers at 512-757-0083 for assistance.

    

Remember, YOU are responsible for any damages caused by improper use of equipment. 

 

Your house is built to code to accomodiate the use of the heating system that is in it.  Homes with gas furnaces are designed to comfortably heat your home.  It is very important that you help maintain the safety of this equipment by replacing filters monthly, and keeping the area clean of debris, clothes, dust etc…

 

The circuts in your house are built for a certain electric load.  Running electric heaters on these circuts can, and do in certain circumstanses, cause an electrical overload that can lead to FIRE in your house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DO NOT USE ELECTRIC Space or otherwise HEATERS IN UNSAFE MANNER>

 

Your families’ safety is most important.  I do not recommend electric space heaters.

The possibility accidental fires and injuries is greater using them. 

 

If you do not have ANY saftety concerns, contact our office512-353-4860,or Eric Myers at 512-757-0083..

  

If you must use electric space  heaters, Then READ some safety tips:

The improper use of space heaters is the leading cause of wintertime home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. If you utilize electric space heaters, be sure that they are in good condition and used according to the manufacturer’s operating and safety instructions. (Due to the possible hazards of fires and explosions of flammable fuels, carbon monoxide poisoning, and indoor air pollution from improper venting, the use of gas and kerosene space heaters should be avoided.)

 

  The following safety guidelines related to space heater use are from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Never place a space heater on carpet. Space heaters should only be placed on a non-combustible surface.

Keep clothing, furniture, draperies, carpeting, and other items at least three feet away from the space heater.

Have a multipurpose (ABC) dry chemical fire extinguisher nearby.

Use only electric heaters equipped with a thermostat or an automatic shut-off switch.

Never leave any space heater unattended (turn off and unplug the heater whenever you leave the area).

Ensure that the area is equipped with working smoke detectors.

The heater should be listed by Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL-listed). It should be equipped with a switch that automatically shuts the heater off if it tips over, and a cut-off device in case of overheating.

Do not use space heaters in bathrooms, and do not touch a space heater if you are wet.

Never try to repair the heater yourself, call a certified service technician.

Purchase a heater with a guard around the heating element.

Before using the heater, read and follow the instructions for its operation and maintenance.

Never run the heater’s cord (or any cord) under rugs or carpeting, as this can cause a fire.

Do not use an electric heater as a dryer by placing clothing over it and never use the heater to thaw pipes.

Keep the heater in safe working condition. Replace missing guards and controls at once. Never operate a defective heater.

Do not place the heater where children might play near it or where people might trip over or bump into it.

Place the heater on a level surface for stability.

For further space heater safety information, consult these documents from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:Electric Space Heaters Fact Sheet. CPSC Document #098. Available on the web at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/098.html.What You Should Know About Space Heaters. CPSC Document #463. Available on the web at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/463.html.      firesafetyparkletter13Oct06.doc  msw-eric