Some sobering home maintenance statistics

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I work with a great group of people at GreenHomes—and they help me look at things in new ways every day.  Thanks for this eye-opener from Frank at our Simi Valley (formerly Air King) office.

  1. 15,600 dryer fires occur each year resulting in property damage exceeding $75 million dollars. The leading cause? LACK OF MAINTENANCE
  2. 15,260 injuries and 2,660 deaths annually due to failure or problems with smoke alarms, sprinklers and fire extinguishers
  3. 38,300 reported home electrical fires including 120 deaths and 390 injuries associated with electrical wiring, circuit breakers, fuses and meters
  4. 49,200 heating equipment related home fires

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; National Fire Protection Association, 2008

Add this to the discussions of carbon monoxide, gas leaks, and moisture problems. Professional maintenance just doesn’t save you money and protect your property … it saves lives!

Spring and fall are good times to get your heating and cooling equipment checked and tuned to make sure they’re operating safely and efficiently.

Thanks,
Mike

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