Fire Prevention Tips For Your Real Estate, Boulder Style!

fireextinguisher.jpgProtect your real estate. Boulder area Allstate Insurance agent, Catherine Davis, sent me an email today in light of all the media attention devoted to the wildfires in California.

In fact, a close friend of mine in Encinitas, CA works in Rancho Santa Fe and his office had to close for three days due to the proximity of the fire.

Here are some tips from Catherine and Allstate Insurance:

Allstate Insurance Company recommends all homeowners prepare now for the event of a fire:

• Talk with your family and make sure everyone knows what to do in case a fire breaks out. Make sure you have two ways out of your house. Create a fire safety plan, with a designated meeting place.

• Check your smoke detectors monthly. Replace any that are 10 years or older. Keep extra batteries on hand and replace them every six months.

• Keep fire extinguishers handy. Make sure there’s at least one on each floor – especially near the kitchen, garage, laundry room and workshop. Teach family members how to use a fire extinguisher and show them where it’s kept.

• Review your home inventory. For those who do not already have a home inventory, their insurance agent can provide guidelines. The Insurance Information Institute also has information and free “Know Your Stuff” software at http://www.knowyourstuff.org/. Inventory everything in your house with pictures or video.

• Put inventory information and important papers such as insurance policies, birth and wedding certificates and financial papers in a fireproof box or safe.

• In case of wildfire or other community-wide disaster, know at least two evacuation routes from your neighborhood.

For more information on this and other safety topics, contact Allstate agent Catherine Davis at 303-665-0585, in Louisville, Colorado.

Catherine J. Davis

Davis Financial & Insurance Group

cdavis5@allstate.com

303-665-0585

303-665-0497 fax

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