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Fire Safety for Your Home

11 December 2013 - 11:00, by , in Article Archives, No comments

Home fires can damage your property and put your family in danger, but practicing good fire safety can help keep you and the ones you love safe. Reduce the risk of fire in your home by keeping electrical systems in good working order, storing flammable cleaning supplies in a safe place away from any heat source and never leaving an open flame, such as a candle or fireplace, unattended. 

Install smoke detectors in every room of your home, and check them regularly to ensure that they are still operational. Residential sprinkler systems can also help protect your home in case of a fire.

If a fire does start in your home, don’t try to put it out yourself. Get out of the house as quickly as possible and don’t try to retrieve your belongings before you go. Temperatures from a fire can reach over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit in just five minutes, and flames can engulf a room in under a minute, so don’t overestimate your ability to collect your possessions before the fire gets out of control.

Get insurance coverage to protect your home and belongings in the case of a fire. Home insurance can help you recover from any losses if the worst should occur. For more information about homeowners insurance for your Texas home, contact Mike Leonard Insurance to get a quote today.