Tenant Newsletter - Spring 2016 issue

Hi! Welcome to the first issue of the Noble & Associates Tenant Newsletter. 

Every quarter we will explore a variety of topics regarding tenancy and any other news or updates you might find useful. We are going to focus on Fire Safety in this issue. We hope that you will find our newsletter informative and engaging!  


Do you keep your home appliances running when you are out?

Have you ever started your washing machine right before you left your house or leave your dishwasher running as you head to work?  Many of us might have that habit, and while it is convenient and seemingly a time-saver, this is actually a potentially really dangerous hazard.  There have been many cases of house fires that started from unattended appliances that were left running when no one was home. Another related risk would be that huge leaks could happen during or after a wash, which could lead to destructive floods in the property. 

It is also not a good idea to leave something baking in the oven, even if you are just leaving the house briefly. On the other hand, of course we will have to leave our fridges/freezers on 24/7. A safety tip would be to pull your fridge out once in a while to clean behind it and remove any built up fluff or dust in the back that could cause blockage of the air vents and start a fire.  

Bottom-line is, never leave any home appliances (other than the fridge/freezer) run unattended. Make sure washing machines, dryers, dishwashers etc., have completed its cycle before you head out.  


Smoke Detector

Smoke detectors are a key part of a home fire escape plan. Smoke spreads fast once there is a fire. A working smoke detector would give you extra time to escape ASAP.

  • Do not disconnect smoke detectors. 
  • Test your smoke detectors monthly by pressing the test button to make sure it is functioning. 


Fire Sprinkler System 

In the unfortunate event of a fire, the fire sprinkler system could save your life and limit the damage to the property. 

Here are a few key things to remember to help ensure the sprinkler system would function properly when needed:

  • Do not hang anything from the fire sprinkler heads or pipes
  • Do not temper with the fire sprinkler heads
  • Do not paint over the sprinkler
  • Do not hide the sprinkler heads behind furniture or decorations

It is also important to note that most sprinkler systems are not monitored or linked to home alarm systems. If yours is activated and you need help with a fire, call 9-1-1.


Upcoming Special Holiday Hours

  • Good Friday - March 25 2016 (Friday): Closed 
  • Victoria Day - May 23 2016 (Monday): Closed