Follow these tips from the Minneapolis Health Department to keep your home healthier this winter.
- Put carbon monoxide detectors 10 feet from every sleeping area to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of unintentional poisoning deaths in the U.S., but it’s preventable. If the alarm sounds, leave the house and call 911. Test the detectors regularly and replace them every five to seven years.
- Get your furnace checked and cleaned to control dust mites, mold, dander, dead skin, allergens and viruses and to prevent a fire.
- When you enjoy cozy fires and candles, make sure you never leave a fire unattended.
- Keep your walkway clear of snow and ice to protect your family, friends, neighbors and delivery workers. Slips and falls can cause debilitating brain injuries, broken bones, back injuries and muscle injuries.