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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about “SAFETY":
• Does all tempered glass have a label?
• What is the best place to install carbon monoxide alarms (CO detectors) in a house?
• Is the door between an attached garage and the house required to have a closer (self-closing device)?
• When was a solid wood door first required between the garage and house?
• Can the smoke sensors in a home security/fire alarm system replace the smoke alarms required by the building code?
• Should I get a lightning rod system to protect my house?
• What are the "Aging In Place" features to look for when buying a retirement home?
• What is aging in place?
• How do I safely remove a dead rodent (rat, mouse or squirrel) from the attic?
• Does pushing the test button on a smoke alarm test the smoke sensor device inside?
• What is the minimum height of a ceiling fan above the floor?
• Should a smoke alarm be installed in the kitchen?
• Why is a double cylinder deadbolt lock on an exterior door a safety hazard?
• Why are rubber washing machine hoses a safety risk?
• What can I do to avoid kitchen accidents and injuries?
• Where are smoke alarms required to be located?
• Are carbon monoxide alarms required to be installed in homes in Florida?
• Are old vinyl tile floors dangerous?
• How can I use safety checks to limit my tenant liability for a rental house?
• Do you inspect for trip hazards around the home?
• When should I replace my smoke alarms?
• Wishing everyone a happy and safe Holiday Season!
• Why is an anti-tip device now required behind the range?
• What are the hazards to avoid when going into an attic?
• What does it mean when I find buried yellow "CAUTION" tape when digging a hole in the yard?
• What are the warning signs of a dangerous deck?
• What is the difference between a handrail and a guardrail?
• Why are window security bars dangerous?
• How can formaldehyde gas in a house be a problem?
• Does the Nest Protect system meet current building code standards for a combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm system?
• What does the new Florida smoke alarm law require?
• Is there a Florida law that all older homes must have smoke alarms, regardless of when they were built?
• Which trees are most likely to fall over on your house in a hurricane?
• Why do home inspectors get so picky about calling out minor electrical safety defects?
• Why are carbon monoxide (CO) alarms required by law for homes in Florida?
• When were smoke alarms first required to be interconnected?
• How can I tell the difference between a smoke detector and carbon monoxide (CO) detector?
• When were smoke detectors/alarms first required in Florida?
• What is the minimum height for placement of a CO alarm (carbon monoxide detector)?
• Where does the code require CO alarms (carbon monoxide detectors)?
• How often does lightning strike a house in Florida?
• What floor level change is a trip hazard?
• Is it illegal to disconnect a smoke alarm?
• Where should smoke alarms NOT be installed?
• Does a home inspector check the security alarm system?
• What are the pool safety barrier requirements for Florida?
• How many children drown each year in a pool or spa?
• Do bathroom mirrors have to be safety tempered glass?
• What is that strange retro-looking smoke alarm?
• Are smoke alarms required to sell a house?
• What are the signs of an abandoned buried fuel oil tank?
• Does code require a ceiling fan to be grounded?
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