Laundry Room
There is no lint build-up inside the dryer or its exhaust duct, and the area behind the dryer is lint-free
Foil or plastic accordion-type ducting material has been replaced with rigid or semi-rigid metal duct

Oily rags are in air-tight containers and away from heat sources
Trash is not stored in the garage
There is no pull-down stair access to garage attic space that is linked to the main house
Door leading from the garage to the house is solid, has a threshold to block fire from traveling to the house, and weather stripping to prevent carbon monoxide fumes from passing through
Garage is clear of accumulated junk that can facilitate fire
Gasoline is stored away from ignition sources like heat, sparks, and flames and in containers with approved labels.

First Floor
Has a working smoke detector
Cooking surfaces are clean of grease and food build-up
Gas appliance vents are blocked by sheet metal
Towels, curtains, plastic utensils, and pot holders are stored away from hot surfaces
Cookies and other kid-friendly snacks are not stored above the stove
Kitchen has a working fire extinguisher
Closet lights are have covers (not just a bare bulb)
Light bulbs meet the recommended wattage of each fixture
Incandescent lights are not exposed, do not have a shade closer than 12 inches, and are at least 12 inches from combustibles
Furniture meets updated recommendations for fire-resistant upholstery
Fireplace has a screen, surrounding area is clear of debris, and flue is clear of obstructions
Chimney is cleaned annually
Chimney has fire-stop of gypsum board or fire-code gypsum board at each floor penetration
Metal vent areas around chimney are blocked by sheet metal
Electric cords don’t run under carpets and are not pressed against a wall
Extension cords and outlets are not overloaded (powering too many devices)
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