The busyness of the holiday season is over. Winter is almost over. We are all tired of being cooped up indoors and staring at the same mess around the home. Spring time is a good opportunity to clean house and to make it safer. We have prepared a short list of things to think about during your spring cleaning.
- Be safe with chemicals and cleaners – Chemicals used for cleaning can be hazardous to your health. Open doors and windows and use exhaust fans while using them to keep from having breathing problems. Also, consider using “green” cleaners which are less harmful to the humans, pets, and the environment.
- Don’t hurt your back – After being indoors and sedentary during the winter, be careful when starting to get active cleaning. To keep you from hurting yourself, stretch, stay hydrated, lift with your legs – not your back, and ask for help if something is too heavy to lift. See this site for more tips.
- Test Batteries – Smoke and carbon monoxide testers are crucial to home safety. However, they are only as good as the batteries that power them. Take time during your spring cleaning to change out the batteries to make sure your family stays safe.
- Clean out Your Medicine Cabinet – Spring is a great time to get rid of all unused or expired medicines or controlled substances. Because chemicals can cause environmental problems, do not flush or throw away the medicine. Many pharmacies, police departments, or fire departments will take old medication and properly dispose of it. Check to see where you can take old prescriptions and other medicines that you no longer need.
As always if you feel that, as a consumer you have been harmed by a mislabeled or dangerous product, please contact us for a free consultation about your Consumer Protection case.