3 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of a Home Fire

The agents at Allegiance Insurance Agency know how devastating a home fire can be. It is estimated that a home fire occurs every 86 seconds. This can result in billions of dollars each year. The following tips are meant to help the residents of Richardson, TX avoid being the victim of a house or apartment fire.

Eliminate Extension Cords

Eliminate extension cords and replace them surge strips that are designed to handle more current. Surge strips also protect items from surges of electricity that can blow circuits and damage components. Regular extension cords can be trapped under rugs where they can fray and spark a fire.

Install Smoke Alarms

Homes and apartments should have at least two smoke alarms, one near the kitchen and one in the hallway near the bedrooms. If there is more than one floor, a smoke alarm should be installed on each one for maximum coverage.

Don’t Leave Candles Unattended

Never leave candles or open flames (fireplaces) unattended. If you are leaving, even for a few minutes, blow out the candles and allow the flames in the fireplace to burn down. Unattended candles are often the cause of home fires. It’s important to make sure they are always extinguished before going to bed or leaving a room for an extended period of time.

Richardson, TX residents are encouraged to call the agents of Allegiance Insurance Agency if they want to learn more tips on how to protect their homes from smoke and fire damage. They can make recommendations on ways you can protect your home from various other potential hazards. Schedule a meeting today to learn more.