As we enter winter there are a few things you as a renter can do to ensure your home is safe and comfortable. Make sure that all smoke detectors and CO2 detectors are mounted and working. It could make a life and death difference in a worst case scenario. Use the bath fans to get all of that wet air out of your home during a hot shower.Close all of the windows completely and if you notice condensation on windows or walls, give it a quick wipe to dry it and avoid mildew. If your residence is equipped with hose bibs, be sure to disconnect those and make sure they are completely turned off and not dripping. Electric space heaters can add comfort without turning up the thermostat. Be sure those are plugged directly into the wall and not an extension cord or power strip, as that can quickly become a fire hazard.

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