The autumn weather is a welcome relief following this year’s difficult summer conditions. The Development Services Department (DSD) Code Compliance team wants to make sure the season is also Safe & Sound for everyone in our community.
The cooler temperatures trigger home heating systems. Ensure that furnaces and boilers are working properly and that your residence has functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The Austin Fire Department has a free smoke alarm hotline for homeowners and offers carbon monoxide poisoning prevention tips.
Attending to the yard and right-of-way outside your home is another important way to prevent fires. Clear the area of fallen leaves, trash, oily rags and other combustible material. Austin Resource Recovery provides a range of residential services to help keep your property safe and clean and Code Compliance maintains a list of licensed private haulers.
If you experience a fire in your home Code Compliance is notified and will send an investigator to assess the damage and ensure the residence is appropriately secured until the structure is repaired to code standards or demolished. The Development Services Department provides guidance on permits for emergency repairs, including fire and water damage.
Find more seasonal safety tips on the Code Compliance Safe & Sound webpage.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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