Oncken Insurance Agency, P.C. Blog
Fire is considered the most dangerous element, so we don’t want to be caught up in its flames because we know what the consequences it entails. In a span of 2 seconds, you could end up losing your home and worst-case scenario your loved ones.
A house is where your family resides. You invested so much in it to provide your loved ones with a roof over their heads. It’s already standard practice to follow safety tips for fire prevention within your home. Here are some of them:
Mount A Fire Extinguisher
When things get out of hand with fire, it helps if we have a fire extinguisher ready to put it out just in case.
Extinguish Fire from Things That Are Unattended
Don't leave your candles unattended if not in use. Keep them away from children also. We have alternatives aside from candles that we can use like flashlights and emergency lights.
Devise A Fire Escape Strategy
Get your family to engage in doing a quick-fire drill for an escape plan if fire consumes your house (knock on wood). Best practice is to craft escape routes from the different areas of your home like a fire exit.
Install Fire or Smoke Alarms
If you have the luxury of money, maybe you would consider getting your house wired with a fire or smoke alarm. Smoke detectors can play a significant role in preventing a massive fire outbreak. Having one on each house level is not a must but can be of great help when needed.
Never Smoke in Bed
Smoke from a cigarette is one stimulator of fire. Once it gets in contact with combustible materials, fire erupts. If you have a designated smoking area that would be better or an ashtray to put it out would do. Be a responsible smoker.
Check Faulty Wirings
A short circuit is one everyday fire starter. Always be on the watch for loose wires. If you detect any electrical problems, fix it right away!
Safety is your priority even if it comes at a high price. You should consider fireproofing your home as an utmost necessity if you want to preserve your valued home and the people in it.
That is why choosing the right insurance for your home can play a vital part in protecting what you value most. At Oncken Insurance Agency, we aim to make our client's life easier with policies that are tailored to their needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (281) 256-8310. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.