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What are some popular November safety tips?

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Some popular November safety tips are to use fireplaces safely, to change smoke alarm batteries, and to service a furnace. Also, clean up any fallen leaves, and if driving, watch out for ice.

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Before the fall weather sets in, call a heating and cooling company to service the furnace. A specialist can inspect the furnace for leaks and make sure everything is in working order. When it comes to fireplaces, use a fireplace screen to keep sparks from flying out of it. Also, never leave a burning fire unattended and completely put the fire out before going to bed.

Always clear driveways and walkways of fallen leaves. Wet leaves are not only a hazard for pedestrians in the fall but also later in the season when they mix with snow and increase the risk of falling even more. Additionally, be sure to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when the clocks are turned back for Daylight Savings Time.

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