Homeowners Insurance: Smoke Alarms

Homeowners insurance: Protecting your home from Fire: Smoke Alarms

Having your Georgia homeowners insurance in place is your very first step in protecting your home and family. With Lloyd Pro Group, you can be confident that are the best in claims and customer service- especially in times of need. But do you ever really want to have to use your home insurance? Take this as common sense, but your job is to protect your home and family. Of course, it is our job to help you with this. In this new mini-series:

Your homeowners insurance: Protecting Your Home From Fire: All About Smoke Alarms

Of course, the most basic, most important things to know in case of emergency are:

–          Have an emergency plan mapped out with your family.
–          Know where you meeting place is outside the home, in case of a fire.
–          Make sure your kids know how to use your phones and to dial 9-1-1.

Here are five easy things that you can do today to significantly help protect your home and your family from fire.

Smoke Alarm Inspection

–          Make a habit to change the batteries at Daylight Saving Time, whenever you change your clocks.
–          Make sure that your kids know what the alarms sound like and what to do if they hear them go off.
–          Check the placement of your smoke alarm. Smoke rises, so smoke alarms should be placed on the ceiling or high on the wall.
–          Alarms mounted on the ceiling should be a minimum of four inches away from the nearest wall. If your alarm is mounted on wall, they should be 4-12 inches below the ceiling line.
–          Test your alarms annually and make sure they can be heard in bedrooms even when the doors are closed. If they aren’t loud enough to wake you and your family members, install smoke alarms in the bedrooms.
–          Replace alarms that are older than 10 years and replace any alarm that has been painted over.

Although these are simple things to do to protect your home and your family from any fires, they are crucial. Watch for the next installment of our new miniseries about fire extinguishers.

Lloyd Pro Group, representing Nationwide Insurance, is your only resource for protecting your home, whether with home safety tips such as this blog series, or with making sure you have the best homeowners insurance coverage available at the lowest price.

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