• Post last modified:October 5, 2020
  • Post category:Insurance

There’s few disasters that can devastate your  home more than fire.  Everything that you’ve worked for in making your house a home, could literally go up in smoke right before your eyes.  Now we don’t mean to be so pessimistic today, but fire is always a threat to any home, and remains a very real threat.  This is why having a fire safe house is so vital, no matter what the month on the calendar says.  Make sure your home is covered with CT home insurance in case a fire does occur, so you won’t lose your entire life savings attempting to rebuild your livelihood. 

The good news for all of us though is that the steps taken to best prevent house fires are fairly easy and inexpensive. FEMA provides great information for homeowners in a nationwide effort to promote fire safety and educate all homeowners and their families. 

  • The batteries of all smoke detectors should be replaced every six months
  • Make sure everyone in your home knows the fire escape route and the meeting point outside
  • Make sure all candles are extinguished before heading to bed
  • Powerstrips are great, but don’t overuse them, as they can easily spark
  • Remember to turn off all stove top burners as soon as your cooking has be completed. 

Even though these tips seem pretty easy, you’d be surprised how many people either forget to complete them, or simply do not practice them at all!  You never, ever want to mess around with fire in the house, that’s why taking these precautions is so vital, not only to your home, but your loved ones that live inside.  Be smart and stay safe when dealing with fire.