MY SILVER CREEK

Keep it Safe 

 

 

YOUR HOME

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD TIPS

- Never store flammable liquids such as paint supplies or cleaning products near heating units.  These products should be stored in their original containers with the manufacturer's label attached.  Keep them out of the reach of children.

 

- Check all electrical outlets for loose fitting plugs.  A loose connection can be an indicator of either a worn receptacle or plug, which can cause overheating and fires.  If defective, they should be replaced by a qualified person.

 

- Reduce operating costs and improve the efficiency of your refrigerator.  Perform annual maintenance by cleaning the coils and checking the drain.  At least twice a year make sure the operating temperature is set appropriately.

 

- Select energy-efficient models when buying office equipment and home electronics.  Connect them to power strips with surge protectors and turn off when not in use.  Extension cords should only be used temporarily.

 

 

- Landscaping with appropriate trees, shrubs and vines will help shade your home and reduce cooling costs.  Effective landscaping can also serve as a windbreak to keep heating costs down.

 

Fresh cut flowers will last much longer by adding a few tablespoons of vinegar to clean water.  The vinegar prevents bacteria which, in turn, extends the life of your flowers.

 

 

- Be prepared for an emergency situation.  A responsible adult should be able to locate and shutt off the home's heating fuel, electric and water supply valves.  All fire extinguishers should be checked periodically to ensure they have an adequate charge.


 

PROFESSIONALS I TRUST AND FEEL COMFORTABLE RECOMMENDING TO YOU

 

John Muirhead

Associate Broker

Royal LePage

Real Estate Services Ltd.

www.royallepage.ca/johnmuirhead

Email: jmuirhead@trebnet.com

905-828-1122

5055 Plantation Place

Mississauga, ON

L5M 6J3

 

Trumble Home Improvements

Rob Trumble

Email:  trumblehome@rogers.com

647-285-3532

4320 Shelby Crescent

Mississauga, ON

L4W 3T3


 

TIPS FOR INDOOR WATER SAVINGS

 

  1. Replace any older toilets with ultra-low flow models that flush with only 6 litres (1.3 gallons) of water.

  2. Install toilet devices such as displacement bags, toilet dams, or adjustable flappers to save water each time the toilet is flushed. (Available in Indoor Water Efficiency Kits)

  3. Install a water efficient showerhead that uses no more than 10 litres (2.5 gallons) of water per minute. (Available in Indoor Water Efficiency Kits)

  4. Reduce your showering time to 5 to 8 minutes.

  5. Install aerators on your kitchen and bathroom faucets to reduce water use by up to 8 litres (1.8 gallons) per minute. (Available in Indoor Water Efficiency Kits)

  6. When replacing your washing machine, try a high-efficiency, front loading machine, which uses about 30 per cent less water and anywhere from 40 to 70 per cent less energy.

  7. When replacing your dishwasher, choose a water efficient dishwasher that uses only 27 litres (6 gallons) per load.

  8. Try to run your appliances, such as the washing machine and dishwasher only when full, using the energy saver or shortest cycle.

  9. Check toilets and faucets regularly for leaks to save several litres of water each day. ( Toilet leak detection tablets available in Indoor Water Efficiency Kits)

  10. When brushing teeth, shaving, or washing your hands, be careful not to let the water run unnecessarily.

Source:  www.peelregion.ca


Peel Regional Police

Crime Prevention Services

905-453-3311 - Ext. 4021

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 905-453-3311

TDD: 905-451-1196


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(December21, 2009)

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(December 7, 2009)

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(October 26, 2009)

Family and Friends Fraud Alert

(October 21, 2009)


 

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SAFETY TIP OF THE DAY

If you have a fireplace, woodstove or use gas logs/furnace, make sure you have an operable UL approved carbon monoxide detector.

 

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(First aired: July 9, 2009)

 A partnership among Peel Regional Police, Rogers Television and other Police Agencies across the GTA, to make our Region a Safer Community.   A show intended to engage the public to help the police apprehend suspects and criminals.  

 The Police Show, produced by the Peel Regional Police, is a weekly half-hour TV show featuring the latest news, as well as legal and crime prevention issues.  

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Ontario's Bill 118,

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 You risk a $155 fine if caught dialing and driving.   It's Ontario's law against using handheld devices like cellphones while driving.

Use voice mail and respond to the call at a safer time." 

Remember, "You'll survive a missed phone call; you might not survive a collision!"

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GRAFFITI

 READ IT, RECORD IT, REPORT IT, REMOVE IT  

If you see it in our neighbourhood, please let me know and I will take care of it.  If you see graffiti in progress, please call 9-1-1. 

You can also follow the link below to fill a

Graffiti Report and submit it on line

Do you have a PC at home?  Did you know that only 28% of parents are aware that their children use Instant Messaging?  Click on the logo below to learn more about this Internet 101 Tool Kit.

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 Pedestrian Safety  

I Am Not A Target

- I make eye contact with drivers

- I listen to what's around me

- I look left-right-left before crossing the street, and continue looking as I cross 

 

Learn how to

SAFELY STORE AND TREAT WATER

Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

Know the risks /  Make a plan /  Prepare a kit

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"What is life?

It is the flash of a firefly in the night.  It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.  It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."  Crowfoot

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