Discover the Hazards that can Exist in Your Home
This interactive image offers loss prevention tips and information. When a Loss Control Specialist visits your home, they will look for hazards such as the ones included in this image.
Curtains should fall six inches above electric baseboard heaters to minimize the risk of fire.
All power outlets should have proper covers to reduce the risk of electric shock.
Overcrowding of electrical outlets increases the risk of fire.
GFCI power outlets reduce your risk of electric shock in areas where water is often present.
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.
Combustible materials, such as curtains and furniture, should be kept clear of auxiliary heating units to reduce the risk of fire.
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.
Hot water tanks should be replaced every 15 years to reduce the risk of leakage.
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.
Oversized fuses and/or doubled-up wires in your electrical panel can be the cause of a household fire.
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.
A properly maintained roof will reduce the risk of water damage to your home.
Reduce the risk of a chimney fire by having your chimney cleaned at least annually.
Downspouts should be pointed away from your home, to reduce the risk of water getting into your basement.
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.
Cooking with grease/deep-frying is a common cause of household fires.
Keeping a proper fire extinguisher in the kitchen may help reduce damage to your home if a fire starts.
What is a loss control inspection?
Our SEM (short for SE Mutual) Loss Control video explains our inspection process in under three minutes.
Meet Our Qualified Inspectors
Our Loss Control Specialists have over 45 years of combined experience. They are members of various industry associations, including the Maritime Mutual Loss Prevention League. As a member, your free loss control inspection will be completed by one of our two specialists.
How it Works
First of all, a Loss Control Specialist will schedule an appointment with you to view your home. Then they will complete a walk-through of your property and premises to determine any potential hazards. Lastly, you will receive a copy of your loss control inspection report by mail.