Building Safety Month aims to keep you and your family safe

The City of Roseville joins California building officials and other local jurisdictions in celebrating Building Safety Month every year.

There are some ways you can ensure your family is living in a safe environment. With the summer weather approaching, be sure to practice smart backyard and pool safety.

On the inside of your home, we all know about checking the battery in our smoke detectors. However, there is a new California state law as of July 1, 2011, which requires smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in all single family dwellings. City of Roseville building inspectors will be verifying the installation of the alarms with all issued residential permits.

For information on projects requiring permits, like re-roofing, replacing water heaters, furnace/air conditioners and windows, visit www.roseville.ca.us/building. Or, stop by the City of Roseville Permit Center at 311 Vernon Street.

Throughout the month of May, coloring activities, stickers, and “Junior Building Inspector” badges will be on hand for kids visiting the Permit Center. There will also be a weekly “Fire Escape” activity contest awarding one lucky child a stuffed “Codie the Cougar Code Official.” Call 774-5332 for more information.