- Step 1: Opt for nontoxic cleaners Opt for nontoxic cleaning products such as water and vinegar. Vinegar is inexpensive and can be used for a number of household cleaning projects.
- Step 2: Check for recalled children products Check for recalled children products at recall.gov.
- Step 3: Keep cleaners away from heat Make sure flammable liquids such as paint thinner, gasoline, and other cleaners are kept far away from any heat source.
- TIP: Make sure the safety caps are secure on all cleaning products.
- Step 4: Post phone number Post the poison help line, police, fire department, and your doctor's phone number near all your phones in case of emergency.
- Step 5: Check smoke detector manual Check your smoke detector manual for any spring cleaning maintenance. Batteries should be replaced once a year in smoke detectors.
- Step 6: Cleanup fire hazards Cleanup old rags, debris, and loose papers that can contribute to a fire.
- TIP: Store matches, candles, and lighters away from the reach of children.
- Step 7: Keep your family safe Keep your family safe by checking for sharp edges, tripping hazards, and poisonous plants around your yard. Practice an escape plan in case of an emergency.
- FACT: Chlorine gas was used as a chemical weapon in World War I.
You Will Need
- Internet access
- Emergency phone numbers
- Working smoke detector
- Escape plan