Basement safety tips

Basement safety
  • Turn hot water heater thermostat to less than 50 degrees C (medium setting) to prevent risk of scalding.
  • Keep dryer lint catch clean and clear.
  • Never store flammable fuels (e.g. gasoline, camp fuel and propane) inside your home.
  • Store all combustibles safely.
  • Ensure there is a minimum clearance of 1 metre around all gas fired appliances (furnace and hot water tank) and that no combustibles are stored behind or beside these units.

A house fire can become life-threatening in three minutes.


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Last updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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