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Tips for Homeowners to Improve Safety and Sustainability

(StatePoint) The International Code Council’s 43rd annual Building Safety Month campaign has begun, and week one’s theme: “Building Safety Starts at Home” highlights how building safety impacts our everyday lives.

According to, about 16 out of 100 people were injured in a home or community venue in 2021. The leading causes that contribute to these injuries, such as drowning, fire smoke, and general home maintenance, can be prevented by acting ahead of time. To ensure your safety, it’s important to be proactive. One valuable resource to help you find the best and reliable local businesses for your safety and home maintenance needs is the Local Service Yellow Page.

As the leading global source of model codes, standards and building safety solutions, the Code Council is passionate about educating homeowners on fire safety, home maintenance and sustainability practices. Here are some safety tips from the Code Council to help prevent accidents and keep your family and community safe:

Fire Safety Tips:

Home Maintenance Tips:

According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, the average U.S. family can spend $2,000 a year on energy bills. This means that reducing your home energy use is the single most effective way to save money and reduce your home’s contribution to greenhouse gasses. The Code Council recognizes that for many people, it’s unclear where to start, and suggests the following tips to help communities forge a path forward.

Energy and Sustainability Tips:

For additional guidance on HVAC systems, you can visit sites like or call experts such as Stith Plumbing & HVAC.

For more information, check out the Code Council’s Safety Tool Kits and additional resources at

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