No one likes to imagine a scenario where a fire breaks out at your business or home – from personal injuries to damage to property and belongings, the losses can be tremendous. This October, during the National Fire Prevention Month, our experienced team at Insurance Solutions of America would like to share some important reminders that can keep you and your properties safe from the risk of fire damage:
Basic, but essential – careful use of candles
Whether you are lighting up candles to accompany your home’s Halloween décor or at your workplace to eliminate odors, it’s essential you remain alert while you have them lit up. Make sure to light them up on a flat surface and keep them away from curtains. Always remember to blow them out before you go to bed or leave the house.
Maintain your smoke alarms
Smoke alarms and detectors can help save lives in instances where a fire breaks out at your property. Therefore, it is important to keep up with their maintenance, testing their batteries regularly and replacing them when their time is up.
Keep an eye on what’s cooking
Be it your restaurant kitchen or your kitchen at home, remain alert and vigilant when you’re cooking and don’t leave appliances unattended when in use. Teach the importance of fire safety in the kitchen to your staff at work and your family at home to prevent fire accidents from taking place.
At Insurance Solutions of America, we stress the importance of a fire safety plan for every home and workplace and advise all our clients to set one in place. To learn more about fire prevention and fire protection insurance, contact us now and we’d be happy to answer your questions and help you find the right coverage to protect you and your business.