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Protect Your Home

We’ve put together some tips on what to do should you have an accident or water incident of your own – as well as lots more to help keep your home in tip-top condition.

Fire Prevention

The installation of smoke alarms is essential, not only for early warning of potential dangers, but for extra reassurance. Make sure they are checked once a month and that the batteries are changed when needed.

If you use portable heaters in your home, be sure to keep them at least three feet from anything flammable. Never leave them on when you go to bed or if you leave the house for any period of time.

If you smoke, never do so in bed or when sleepy, as you could drop the cigarette and start a fire.

Be sure to keep cooking areas clear of combustibles, like spirits, and try to wear short or tight-fitting sleeves when you cook. If grease catches fire, carefully slide a metal lid over the pan to cut off the oxygen, before turning off the burner. DO NOT pour water over it – this will intensify the fire.

If you use halogen lights, make sure they are kept away from flammable materials and are always turned off when you leave the room.

If you have an open fire place or wood-burning stove in your home, make sure it’s inspected at least once a year by a specialist. The same goes for central heating systems before the onset of winter.

 

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