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Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Thanks for stopping by my website. My name is Annabelle Collins. My husband and I live in a large house with our two teenage children. We’re fortunate in that we’re able to have a cleaning service come and clean on a weekly basis. In the past, I found that it was difficult for me to exert myself when it came to hiring and communicating with our cleaning service. I’ve never been very authoritative, and that shone through in a not good way. I wanted things to be done in a certain way, but found it difficult to ask for what I wanted. I have come to realize that in order for the service to do the job I want to be done, I have to ask for it to happen. I doubt that I’m alone in the fact that this is difficult, and want to share my experience and growth.


Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Tips To Prepare Your Home For A Fire Emergency

by Vicki Burns

Keeping your home and family safe from dangers that can occur within your home is a concern of many parents. A fire within the home is a reality that you may not want to think about, but you need to plan for in the event it does happen. You only have one chance to be ready in a fire emergency, so here are some tips to prepare your home for a fire and to keep your family safe.

Place Appropriate Fire Extinguishers

A fire extinguisher in your home can be the difference between damage occurring to your kitchen and losing your entire home. If you experience a kitchen fire while cooking with grease, for example, having an extinguisher in your kitchen allows you to quickly and immediately put out the fire to prevent further damage and harm to your family members.

But be sure you have the right type of fire extinguisher to put out the type of fire within your home. Some fires may be caused by electrical wiring, others may be from grease on the stove top, and other may be from ignited paper, fabrics, or wood. Most home-ready fire extinguishers are rated to put out all three of these types of fires: A, B, and C. A is for wood, paper, and fabric fires, B is for putting out flammable liquids, and C is to put out fire caused from electricity.

Place an extinguisher in your kitchen, in your basement or upstairs, and one in your garage. Be sure to place each near an exit so you can use the extinguisher and safely escape. It is good to be able to put out a fire, but if the fire becomes too big to fight on your own, escaping the home is your next priority.

Check Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors set up within your home's interior are an important line of defense to protect your family from smoke inhalation and fire. Smoke detectors are important for keeping you alive if a fire occurs at night while you are sleeping. Smoke alarms are loud enough that they will wake up and your family members up at night when they detect smoke in the house before the fire becomes too large.

Inspect your smoke detectors twice a year and replace their batteries to ensure they work effectively. When the batteries become low, they will cause your smoke detectors to sound a beeping alarm to replace them, but you should be doing this before to ensure they work properly. Contact a service, like Fire Foe Corp , for more help.