Important Tips to Help Prevent Fires in Your Home

Even the smallest of kitchen fires can cause great and extensive damage to a home. Flame and smoke quickly eat and decay a structure’s materials and cause severe personal property damage. Recovering from such a disaster can cost a fortune! The best way to ensure you are not one of the unfortunate homeowners who are affected by the damage incurred by fires is to prepare and plan ahead. Above all of that, fires can be very scary and life threatening. Protecting you and your family from fires is something that should not be taken lightly. It is important that the homeowner is making sufficient and quality preparations. Here are some tips on how to successfully prevent, and prepare, for a house fire:

Proper Insurance

One of the best ways to be prepared for such a disaster is with proper homeowners or property insurance. At Check City we are capable and prepared to offer our insurance services at competitive prices and with great options. Come in to our store locations and talk with an Insure Utah representative to explore our homeowner’s insurance policies and find an insurance plan that will best suit your needs. Visit one of our locations and call on the red phone in the lobby, or call now and get a quote!

Fire Prevention in the Kitchen

The kitchen is a place of fun and laughter in many homes because it is where a family usually gathers together to cook, chat, and eat. In many families, since eating is something that must be done multiple times in a day, the kitchen is the most popular room in the house. The kitchen is also where the largest number of home fires begin. It is very important to help prevent kitchen fires by turning off the stove or oven any time you have to leave the kitchen and turn it back on when you return. Keep anything flammable away from heat sources and open flames, and remember to keep your cooking surfaces clean. By doing this, you will help your home fire safety!

Smoke Alarms

Beyond being well covered with insurance, and keeping the kitchen a fire free room, an extremely important way to prevent fires in your home is by implementing proper preparations and preventative measures in your home now. The initial and crucial preparation that should be taken by families is to install and maintain working smoke alarms. These can be purchased at any hardware store and are the primary fire safety precaution that will ensure your families personal safety in the event of a fire. Install your smoke alarms properly throughout your home. Smoke alarms should be properly maintained by testing, cleaning and dusting it regularly and replacing the batteries. Smoke alarms are crucial to your home fire safety.

Proper Electricity Usage

A large amount of fires that begin in a home are ignited by misuse of electricity within the home. Prevent electrical fires by using electrical outlets responsibly by not overloading their circuits. Electrical fires can also be avoided by the correct use of appliances within the home. When appliances malfunction and are in danger of causing an electrical fire there will often be warning signs that accompany those malfunctions. These warning signs can include unusual smells emanating from the appliance caused by irregular overheating and sparks from the electrical source of an appliance. If these warning signs occur the appliance should be immediately switched off, unplugged and repaired or replaced.

By taking these and other known precautions, a family will be able to not only help prevent and restore fire damage but will be physically secure in the event of a devastating fire in the home. We hope you have enjoyed our tips to help prevent fires in your home. Be safe, and have a good day!

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