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Autumn Tips from Wessex Fire and Security

With the nights drawing in and Autumn approaching, Chris Stott, Managing Director of Wessex Fire & Security, suggests a checklist of simple measures that can help keep you safe through the darker days ahead.

• Get your chimney swept by a professional. The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps recommends that wood fires be swept quarterly when in use.

• Don’t be tempted to extend the barbeque season beyond reason by reducing on the alfresco element. Every year there are fires – some serious – caused by people trying to barbeque in sheds, under awnings or generally too close to shelter.

• Be very aware of potential risks around you before lighting that autumn bonfire.

• Check on the general condition of your oil tank and consider having a tank alarm fitted. Wessex Fire and Security can help with this

• Think about fitting Security Lights. They are a major deterrent to burglars and aid the safer movement of welcome visitors around your property.

• Test out that smoke alarm and make sure you have sufficient in good working order.

• Candles are lovely but bear in mind that they can be a major fire hazard. Site your candles carefully and don’t leave them unattended

• Make sure your domestic fire extinguisher is still in date and in a condition to operate if needed.

• With the increased cover of darkness your risk of being a victim of burglary increases. Lock up and alarm your property: NACOSS Certified Companies provide the best level of intruder protection.

• Pay attention to the local crime stories. Once criminals find a way of gaining access to property they will repeat the method. Check to make sure your home is not an easy target.

Contact Wessex Fire & Security on 01747 852878 and see how we can help you.

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