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Utilize those smart speakers to prevent a house fire!

Most households now have at least one smart speaker in their home, such as a Google Echo or an Amazon Alexa. Whether you use it to play jokes, search the internet, turn on a lamp or even to make purchases, these little devices have made our lives that much easier. But did you know you can use them for practical purposes as well? You can set up your smart speakers to remind you to do things around the home! With the winter months in full swing, unfortunately that also means that the chances of a house fire are increased. With heating being the number one cause of these house fires. Those are some scary statistics from a homeowner. However, there are things you can do to decrease your risk. This is where your smart speakers come in to help! You can utilize your smart speakers to set daily reminders for you to turn off items that are fire hazards. With the hectic schedules most of us have this time of year, it can be so easy to forget to do these things.

You can set daily reminders or timers for items like:

-Blowing out that candle before you leave the house or go to bed for the night

-To water that Christmas tree (another huge fire hazard)

-Turning off that space heater

While we are on the subject of preventing house fires, set yourselves a reminder to check those smoke detector batteries & check the gauge on that kitchen fire extinguisher. As Smoky the Bear liked to say- only you can prevent a fire! Be safe out there homeowners.

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