Summer Safety Tip for Parents

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To protect the safety of Chicago residents, primarily children during the warm summer months, the Department of Buildings and the Chicago Department of Public Health are reminding residential building owners, occupants and parents to install operable window guards on windows and limit window openings to four inches or less, and to secure door openings with proper screens.

In addition, the Chicago Building Code requires every door opening and every window to have screens in place from April 15th to November 15th of each year. Specifically, every door opening directly from any family unit to the outdoors and every window, or other outside openings used for ventilation purposes, must be supplied with a screen of not less than 16 mesh per inch and every screen door shall have a self-closing device in good working condition. Screens prevent mosquitoes and other pests from entering homes.

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