Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Be safer, warmer, and dryer in 2010!

The motto of the SCS Home Owner Maintenance and Enhancement for Seniors (HOMES) program is to keep our clients “safer, warmer, and dryer.” Speaking of dryers, information by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that there about 15,500 fires associated with clothes dryers annually, resulting in 10 deaths, 310 injuries and $84 million in property damage. While today’s dryers are designed to be safer, people are not checking their lint traps or vent systems as often as they should. Give your home its annual appliance check-up, and don’t forget air heaters, extension cords, fire extinguishers, fryers, etc., that also need maintenance. Have a safe and wonderful 2010 from your friends at SCS!

-- by Brad Catherman, Vice President for Gift Planning

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