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Spring Cleaning Safety

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Safety Tips:

  • Spring brings thaw and with that shifting ground. This can lead to gas line ruptures and carbon monoxide leaks. Ensure your home is outfitted with working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • When cleaning gutters or eaves, ensure ladders are always placed on level ground and located at least 10 feet from power lines.
  • Always service lawnmowers and power tools each spring before first use. Ensure safety guards are not damaged and in place at all times.
  • Prior to mowing your lawn for the first time, walk entire area and remove any sticks, stones, toys or large debris that could shoot out from below the mower and cause bodily injury.
  • Consider using non-toxic household cleaners. Vinegar and water is an effective window cleaner, toothpaste works well for polishing silver and lemon juice is a natural bleach.
  • Never mix cleaning products. Combining certain chemicals can produce toxic and harmful gases.
  • Clearly label and store household and garden chemicals safely in closed containers out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Spring is a great time to discard any old unused chemicals that may pose risk of fire or explosion. For information on where to recycle household hazardous waste, visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council website at www.saskwastereduction.ca