Extinguishing Your Home’s Fire Hazards

Fire Hazards Pleasant Hill CA

Are You Protected From A Blaze?

Sometimes you cannot prevent a fire from touching your home. If a fire breaks out in your area and you find yourself in its path, the best you can do is take your family and your valuables and get to safety. Fortunately, though, there are some steps you can take to prevent an internal outbreak of fire. Use these tips to stomp out fire hazards at home.

  • Never overload an electrical outlet. Pulling too much power out of an outlet is a recipe for disaster. If you must plug multiple cords into one outlet, invest in a power strip that can manage the flow of power and protect you.
  • De-clutter your home. In the same way trimming the trees around your house protects you from fires, cutting back on the amount of stuff in your home minimizes the potential kindling a fire could have. If you have not used something in a year, odds are high you do not need it!
  • Go digital. Scan your important documents and store them in the cloud (Bonus: they will not be damaged by a fire!) rather than keeping large amounts of highly flammable paper in your home.
  • Keep dishtowels and paper towels away from the stovetop. Consider mounting a hook a safe distance from your stove if you are in the habit of leaving dishtowels on the counter near this heat source.

Should the worst happen and your home become damaged by a fire, would you be protected? To get the right level of homeowners insurance to be truly safeguarded in Arizona, Nevada, and California, contact Lou Aggetta Insurance Services. Located in Pleasant Hill, we have been protecting families against fires since 1981. We know the unique risks our dry states face, and are here to craft the best coverage for you and your loved ones.