Overland Park Home Maintenance

Overland Park Home Maintenance: Home Safety

Home Inspectors always remind me of the importance of having working smoke alarms as well as carbon monoxide detectors in your home – they are all part of your Overland Park home safety plan. The evening news proves that point. It’s stated that around 2,500 people are killed in their home each year from fire. Another 500 die from the silent killer – carbon monoxide.

Any home with gas appliances such as a stove, furnace, water heater or fireplace can trigger carbon monoxide. It’s an odorless and colorless gas that will kill you without notice.

What you need to know for your home safety

  • Have at least one CO detector on each floor of your home
  • Have a smoke detector in each bedroom and on each floor of your home – either high on the wall or on the ceiling
  • Don’t mount them in or around the kitchen or bathrooms where burnt food or steam from the shower could set them off
  • Keep CO detectors away from direct sunlight and avoid breezy areas like fans or air conditioning vents
  • Test them weekly
  • Vacuum them monthly
  • Replace smoke detectors every 10 years and CO detectors every 5 years
  • Have a fire escape plan and practice it regularly as well as a place to meet once outside the house so everyone is accounted for

Most of all, follow the instructions from your owner’s manuals. There are plenty of options out there – do a little research and find the detectors that best suit your needs. Having the detectors is the first key in case of emergency.

This is your Overland Park home maintenance and home safety to-do list for this weekend. Please share these tips with your friends and family.

If you need help purchasing or installing your smoke detectors or CO detectors, give me a call at (913) 515-3250 and I will put you in touch with one of my guys that can help you out.

Today’s New Listings – Homes for Sale in Overland Park

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,727 sq ft
    Year built: 1967
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with RE/MAX Realty Suburban Inc
  2. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,839 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with RE/MAX State Line
  3. 3 beds, 2.2 baths
    Year built: 1976
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with ReeceNichols Leawood
  4. 4 beds, 3.1 baths
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Partner
  5. 5 beds, 5.1 baths
    Home size: 6,199 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Realty Executives
  6. 4 beds, 3.2 baths
    Year built: 1982
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Partner
  7. 4 beds, 4.1 baths
    Home size: 3,897 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with BHG Kansas City Homes
  8. 4 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 3,115 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with BHG Kansas City Homes
  9. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,151 sq ft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with ReeceNichols Olathe
  10. 5 beds, 4.1 baths
    Home size: 4,903 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with ReeceNichols Leawood

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(all data current as of 7/19/2018)

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