For many of us, our homes are our most valuable investments. In the summer, it's especially important to protect our homes from natural disaster. In the Reno area, that means fire prevention. While the high temperatures are going to remain for the immediate future, now is a great time to make plans to protect your family, home and possessions from fire.
1. Regularly check your smoke detectors. Make sure the batteries are working and you have smoke detectors in all living areas and near bedrooms. If you have children, make sure they know what the alarm sounds like and practice what you would do in case of a fire.
2. Swap candles for safer options. Infused bamboo, essential oil diffusers, and even fresh flowers are far safer options to…