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Fire Prevention Tips

Published on October 15, 2013

Traveler’s Insurance posted some great fire prevention tips last week during Fire Prevention Week.

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But fire prevention is important for everyone, all the time. Here’s some great tips to pass along to your insurance customers to ward off a potentially devastating loss in their home. Our goal in the insurance business is to help people get back to normal after such a loss, but it’s better for everyone if they never have to deal with one in the first place!

  • Check the electrical cords throughout your home for signs of fraying, and replace all frayed wires.
  • Do not pinch or cover electrical cords with items such as rugs.
  • Never leave your pots or pans unattended on your stove.
  • Keep a kitchen fire extinguisher readily available and know how to use it.
  • If a fire starts in your oven, close the over door and turn off the heat to smother the flames.
  • Clean out the dryer vent regularly.
  • Clean out the lint filter after each load.
  • Do not place a space heater near furniture, curtains or other objects that could easily catch fire.
  • Have your chimney inspected annually by a CSIA-certified chimney sweep. Have a professional clean and repair the chimney as needed, especially before the cold months, when you will be using it frequently.

For more tips, see the Traveler’s blog post here.

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