Fire Prevention Tips
Stay safe in your Newburgh NY home
I received a checklist recently about fire prevention for my home in Newburgh NY. My personal insurance company sends out all sorts of tips during the year reminding me to be proactive when it comes to taking care of my house. Along with keeping the house safe, it keeps my family and me out of harm’s way. It reduces claims for them and keeps disasters to a minimum. It is all about risk.
- Don’t leave open flames unattended – fireplace or candles
- Have your chimney cleaned professionally each year
- Portable space heaters should remain three feet or more away from flammable materials.
- Know which items in your home that are combustible, and keep them away from your furnace or other heat sources.
- Extension cords should never be overloaded, or put under carpets
- Keep fire extinguishers in the kitchen and laundry room. Read how to use them prior to needing one.
- Smoke alarms should be outside each bedroom and kitchen. Make sure to check batteries every six months.
- Make sure to have an escape plan and if you have children they should be aware of it too. If they need to leave the home from a separate way exit they should know where to meet outside so you are not looking for each other.
- Pet safety is also important. Have the Pet Rescue sticker in your window for the fireman to know a furry friend lives inside. You may have a fire and not be home to help.
It is all about risk. Knowing what to do ahead of time cuts down on a fire happening. The next step is what to do if there is one. Safety first!
Fire Prevention Tips for Your Newburgh NY Home
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