October is Fire Prevention Month

Reduce the risk of a house fire this October by following simple fire safety tips. Your home is your family’s safe haven. Because October is Fire Prevention month, the Caplan Insurance Agency is offering a checklist that can reduce your risk of loss. Statistics show us that nearly half of house fires occur in the months between November and March. As the chilly weather starts to set in, many of us in Connecticut will be spending more time indoors. At Caplan Insurance Agency we believe this is a good time to review this checklist for safety and peace of mind. Call 860-561-4713 to speak to an agent at Caplan Insurance.

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and test them monthly
  • If you have to rely heavily on extension cords, have an electrician install more outlets and inspect your electrical service
  • Smart appliances and tvs may draw more power than your electrical service can supply – have an electrician rewire or upgrade your service at the box
  • Inspect the plugs on your lamps and appliances – if they are loose or overheat, replace them
  • Position your appliance away from drapes and curtains
  • When using a portable heater, position it at least 3 feet away from anything that could catch fire
  • Clean your dryer vents and filters of lint
  • Make sure your fireplace and chimney have been cleaned
  • Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are functioning properly and have good batteries
  • Create a fire escape plan with all family members and have regular practice drills

 

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