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Fire Prevention Tips

Keeping Your Home Safe Fire Prevention of homes have smoke detectors 20% that do not work or are missing batteries. Replace batteries twice a year and keep alarms free of dust. CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS 2x Working smoke alarms can double your chances of survival in a fire. Smoke alarms should be installed on every floor of your home. KNOW THE RISKS There is a house fire every ten Cooking is the leading cause 10 seconds in the U.S. of house fires. BE PREPARED Home fires can spread in as little as thirty seconds. More than 15,000 fires a year are started by clothes dryers. Clean the vents at least once a year. 30 Make sure that your family has a E fire escape plan for your home and practice it regularly. Remember: If there's ever a fire, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL for help. MAINTAIN YOUR ELECTRICAL S SYSTEM Electrical fires can be caused by: broken wires, wire insulation drying out, loose switches or receptacles, and overheating caused by dirt and oil. Get your electrical system checked by a licensed electrician every four years. Faulty wiring is the number one cause of electrical fires. The warning signs? Flickering lights; breakers that always trip; fuses that blow; a burning smell when you plug in appliances; outlets and switches that spark; and discolored wall outlets. SOURCES com/tools-and-resources/home-insurance/common-household-hazards.aspx www.ready gov/fires blogalistatecom/ionization-vs-photoelectric-smoke-alarm/?intcid-LC-Goodlik-13040thome_alar mequal www.all household-hazards aspx?intcid LC-internal-Search-Results-120808electrical%20fire%20preventionresult%2090 www.youtubecom/watcheyzn YCTILDOW Allstate.

Fire Prevention Tips

shared by sarahbrunso on Oct 30
Did you know that there is a house fire every TEN seconds in the U.S.? Learn important tips for preventing fires in your home.


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