AP9 HomeWorks Plus Urges Homeowners to Recognize National Safety Month

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AP9 HomeWorks Plus members enjoy a safe summer while saving money.

Summertime brings more time in the backyard and work around the house. While it’s a fun and productive time of year for homeowners, it can also be the most dangerous. That’s why AP9 HomeWorksPlus, a membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, offers home safety tips along with opportunities to save on home improvement projects, family entertainment and more.

Because more time is spent outdoors during the warmer months, AP9 HomeWorksPlus members can take advantage of up to 20% savings at national home improvement and home décor retailers across the country when they log onto DealPass.com. Members can also save on cooking, entertainment and flowers and gifts, which is perfect for upcoming summer parties and family picnics.

By taking the time to follow a few commonsense tips, AP9 HomeWorks Plus members can prevent, or at least minimize, potential injury and emergency situations.

-- Keep power tools and dangerous cleaning products and chemicals out of children’s reach. Home improvement stores sell storage units with locking mechanisms for garages, kitchen cabinets and other workspaces.

-- Summer is the season for devastating weather conditions. Put together an emergency kit containing bottled water; canned food and a can opener; battery-powered radio and batteries; flashlights; rain gear for the whole family; important phone numbers; maps and other relevant information; and an extra cellphone charger. Include items for pets, and be sure to periodically check power levels on the batteries as well as expiration dates on canned food and beverages.

-- Plan a fire escape route for the family. Second-story homes should contain an escape ladder in each bedroom. Fire extinguishers should be kept in convenient places in the kitchen, garage and basement. Test smoke alarms every season.

-- Carbon monoxide detectors are an easy yet life-saving device that no home should be without. Install a detector on each floor, and remember to test the batteries when you test the smoke alarms.

-- Keep a list of important emergency contact numbers near every phone. This list should include the fire and police departments, poison control center, family physicians and a reliable neighbor or nearby friend who can assist in an emergency.

-- Swimming pools should be fenced and locked whenever they’re not in use — even during the winter months.

-- Store the outdoor grill away from where pets and children play, as well as away from trees and plants and high-traffic areas. Check the propane tank for leaks. Don’t be tempted to bring a grill indoors for any reason, as it presents fire and carbon monoxide risks.

This home safety checklist is brought to you by AP9 HomeWorks Plus.

About AP9 HomeWorksPlus

AP9 HomeWorksPlus is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs, such as AP9 HomeWorks Plus.

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