Your home is your safe place, you should not only feel safe there, but you should also be safe. There are some steps that you can take to make sure your home is as safe as it can be. At L & S Agency Inc. in Buffalo, NY, we are an award-winning agency that makes the needs of our clients our primary concern. We will make sure that you have exactly the insurance that you require.
Protect against fire
Fire is one of the greatest dangers that homeowners face. Nothing will ever completely take away the danger of fire, because you can’t protect yourself against things like lightning, but you can protect your home from other common causes. If you use your fireplace, you should get your chimney cleaned every year. You should also change the batteries in your smoke detector every six months. If you don’t have a smoke detector, get one. It can save your life.
Carbon monoxide is called the silent killer. It has no odor and there is no way to know that your furnace (gas or oil) is producing this poisonous gas unless you have a working carbon monoxide detector. Every year, entire families die from it. Don’t be one of them.
Trip and fall hazard
Trips and falls are a serious danger in the home. Falls are responsible for 22% of all deaths. Keep walkways and stairs clear. Clear snow and ice from sidewalks and driveways and add salt and sand to avoid falls. If you must have rugs, make sure they have non-slip mats. Place a non-slip mat in the tub and shower. If you must climb a ladder, be sure that you have a spotter to keep you from falling.
Contact L & S Agency Inc. in Buffalo, NY if you have home insurance needs.