Home Safety Features

Written by Donegal Marketing

December 20, 2019

Home Safety

Is your home safe?  The more of the following home safety features you have, the less likely you are to experience a fire or liability loss. In addition, some of the safety features below may qualify you for discounts on your homeowner’s insurance policy!

  • Smoke detectors installed
  • Heat detectors installed
  • Carbon monoxide detectors installed
  • Burglar alarm/security system installed
  • Fire extinguishers accessible and in working order
  • Dead-bolt locks installed
  • Sprinkler system installed
  • Fire wall (between multi-family dwellings)
  • Fire escapes accessible
  • Updated wiring adequate for appliances, etc.
  • Updated heating system inspected by safety professional
  • Supplemental heating systems, such as wood stove, coal stoves, pellet stoves, and fireplace inserts properly installed and adequately maintained.
  • Lightning rods installed
  • Outside antenna properly grounded
  • Pool fenced in and gate kept locked
  • Sidewalks in good condition
  • Handrails installed on all stairs with three or more steps
  • Dogs kept restrained
  • Children’s play equipment in good condition
  • Flammable liquids such as gasoline/kerosene stored safely, preferably outside the house

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