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Reducing Home Hazards

Published on: 2/13/2013 4:18 PM
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Common items that make positive contributions to your every day life may suddenly become a risk to that life.  Take steps now to minimize that risk.
 
ISOLATE / ELIMINATE FUEL SOURCES
 
Store weed killers, pesticides, and flammable products properly (see related link below).
Keep oily polishing rags and waste in covered metal cans.
Clean and repair chimneys, flue pipes, vent connectors, and gas vents.
Repair leaky gas connections.

RELOCATE / SECURE HEAVY OBJECTS
 
Move large, heavy objects to lower shelves.
Hang pictures and mirrors away from beds.
Fasten shelves securely.
Brace overhead light fixtures.
Strap water heater to wall studs.
Repair cracks in ceilings and foundations.
Secure other heavy items that may move or fall.

REPAIR DEFECTIVE ELECTRICAL WIRING
 
 
For More Information Please Contact:
 
Office of Emergency Services
55 W. Younger Avenue
Suite 450
San Jose, CA 95110
Fax: 408-294-4851
Email: oes@oes.sccgov.org
Phone: 408-808-7800