Welcome to Week 4 of Building Safety Month 2023!

Posted: 5/22/2023 8:28:43 AM

The City of Coeur d’Alene Building Department is recognizing May as Building Safety Month which is an international campaign to raise awareness about building safety.

Welcome to Week 4 of Building Safety Month 2023!

Building Safety at Home

Regardless if you own your home or you're renting, keeping your home maintained is important to ensure you're living in a safe environment.  Home maintenance encompasses a wide range of preventative tasks that all contribute to occupant health, occupant safety and security, and overall sustainability (more on this in the next section).  From mold prevention to electricity safety tips, here are some recommendations from a code inspector: 

  • Never overload electrical cords or power strips.  Be sure the total amount of energy used by appliances and lights plugged into the cord or strip does not exceed their intended capacity. 
  • Don’t use appliances that have damaged cords. 
  • For mold prevention, watch for leaky pipes, condensation, and wet spots.  Fix sources of moisture problems as soon as possible. 
  • There are several materials and items that shouldn't be flushed down the toilet which include: medication, disposable wipes, coffee grounds, and more. 
  • To prevent your pipes from freezing this winter, drain water from swimming pool and/or water sprinkler supply lines following manufacturers or installer’s directions. 

Please click the link below for safety tips on making a safe exit during a home emergency. 



Article Credited by: International Code Council (ICC)