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Home Insurance: Fire Safety Tips

September 24th, 2011  |  Insurance

One of the many things that home insurance protects your home from is fire. Unfortunately fires do occur and this is why it is so important to have a good insurance policy that will protect your home, belongings and most importantly, your family.

Fire safety in your home is very important and you need to start teaching it to your family at a young age. The more proactive you are about fire safety, the less of a risk you will be exposed to. In general, there are a number of important fire safety tips that you need to abide by. They include:

  1. Prepare your home: The first step for fire safety is to equip your home with the proper safety devices. Make sure that smoke detectors are installed on every floor of your home, and fire extinguishers are present near exits.
  2. Have an exit plan: Having a fire exit plan is vital. Each one of your family members needs to know the drill and how to exit the house from multiple locations.
  3. Conduct fire inspections: It is important to inspect your home for fire hazards. Make sure that flammables are stored properly, frayed cords are replaced, wall sockets are not overloaded, and make sure that your smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are in good working order.

These are all important tips for fire safety in your home. If you are looking to renew your home insurance, make sure you review your fire coverage. If you want a quote, visit the HUB Insurance Hunter website and get 3 quotes in 3 minutes. 

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