Are You Prepared To Fight Your Home Fire Risk?

Minimizing Your Exposure To Home Fire Risk

As you embark on your spring cleaning, literally shaking off the dust from the winter and throwing open your windows to welcome the fresh spring air into your home, there are a few things you should do as you move through your home to increase your safety. The risk of a home fire can increase in the summer, as the seasons get hotter and dryer, so it important to be aware of these home fire safety tips.

  • While you spring clean, test the smoke alarms in each room. Replace the batteries as needed. Also, test your carbon monoxide detectors while you are at it.
  • Check where you smoke alarms are located. Do you have them in each room of your home? Are they strategically located near places where risk of fire is higher (e.g. the kitchen) and where people would need to be quickly woken to escape a fire (e.g. bedrooms)?
  • Develop a fire escape plan with the members of your household. Practice it now and again in the fall so that everyone will be prepared to protect themselves and each other in the face of flames.
  • Pull out your first-aid kit and make sure that it is fully stocked so you can be ready to treat any scrapes or minor burns that could occur when escaping your home. Also, make sure that your kit is strategically located near a primary exit so you can grab it as you go.

Should the worst happen and a fire breaks out at your home, do you have the homeowners insurance you need to retain your quality of life without significant expense? For the best California homeowners insurance coverage, contact Brown & Brown Insurance in Anaheim. We are here to ensure you and your family do not get burned by insufficient coverage.