Loss Control

Your safety is very important to us. Below we have provided several loss prevention tips and information to help you identify hazards in your own home.

Discover the Hazards that can Exist in Your Home

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Warning Curtains should fall six inches above electric baseboard heaters to minimize the risk of fire.


Warning All power outlets should have proper covers to reduce the risk of electric shock.


Warning Overcrowding of electrical outlets increases the risk of fire.


Warning GFCI power outlets reduce your risk of electric shock in areas where water is often present.

Living Room

Warning Having a working smoke detector on each level of your home could save your life in the event of a fire. Smoke detectors should be tested twice annually.

Warning Combustible materials, such as curtains and furniture, should be kept clear of auxiliary heating units to reduce the risk of fire.


Warning Oil, gas, and solid fuel furnaces must be installed to manufacturer’s specifications and should be cleaned and serviced regularly to reduce the risk of fire.

Warning Hot water tanks should be replaced every 15 years to reduce the risk of leakage.

Warning Knowing the location of your home’s main water shut off valve can reduce damage to your home in the event of a water leak.


Warning Oversized fuses and/or doubled-up wires in your electrical panel can be the cause of a household fire.

Warning Dryer vents should be cleaned at least annually and plastic vent hoses should be replaced with aluminum vent pipes, to reduce the risk of fire.


Warning A properly maintained roof will reduce the risk of water damage to your home.

Warning Reduce the risk of a chimney fire by having your chimney cleaned at least annually.


Warning Downspouts should be pointed away from your home, to reduce the risk of water getting into your basement.

Warning Outdoor metal oil tanks need to be replaced every 10-15 years to reduce the risk of environmental damage. A fiberglass oil tank can be used for up to 30 years.


Warning Cooking with grease/deep-frying is a common cause of household fires.

Warning Keeping a proper fire extinguisher in the kitchen may help reduce damage to your home if a fire starts.

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