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Protect Against These Holiday Home Fire Risks

Dec 13, 2018

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Protect Against These Holiday Home Fire Risks

Protect your home from fire this holiday season.

The holidays are all about family, fun, and togetherness; the last thing that you want to worry about is a house fire ruining your holiday spirit.  Unfortunately, your home's fire risks actually increase during this time of year.  Luckily, you can take these steps to protect your home from fire this holiday season.
  • Cooking Fire Safety
Food is an essential part of the holiday season.  This means that you will likely be spending more time in the kitchen.  However, when you are using your stove or oven, it's important that you do not leave them unattended.  In your absence, food can bubble over or burn and potentially set nearby items on fire.  Monitoring the food that you are cooking will reduce the risk of a cooking fire breaking out.  Additionally, you can reduce this risk even further by removing flammable items such as paper products, potholders, and wooden utensils from the areas surrounding your stove and oven.  Finally, make sure you keep a fire extinguisher within easy reach of your kitchen, just in case of a cooking fire emergency.
  • Decorating Fire Safety
When decorating your home, you also need to keep fire safety in mind.  For instance, you should avoid decorating your home using real candles as they could easily set furniture, carpeting, curtains, and other decorations on fire.  To reduce your fire risk, you should use electric candles or other flameless alternatives to decorate your home.  You should also consider fire safety when using lights to decorate.  To start, you should not use lights with broken bulbs, exposed wires, or frayed cords as they increase your risk of fire.  You should also make sure that you do not plug more than three strings of lights into the same outlet or extension cord.  This could overload the plug, causing it to overheat and potentially catch fire. These are some of the precautions that you should take to protect your home from fire this holiday season.  Want another way to keep your home safe?  Then make sure you have the right homeowners insurance protections in place.  For assistance with your home's coverage needs, contact the experts at Fuller Insurance Agency in Southern California.  We are ready to get you the coverage that you need today.
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