At Arial Insurance Group, serving the greater Chicago, IL community, we work hard to make sure that our customers have all the information they need to make educated choices when it comes to their home insurance. Home safety is a top priority for our agency and most homeowners.
Home Safety Tips: Inside & Out
Clean your chimney
If you use your fireplace, it is important to get your chimney cleaned regularly to avoid the danger of a chimney fire.
Check your smoke detectors
Smoke detectors can save your life. Check the batteries every six months to make sure they are working. If you can burn something in the kitchen and not set off the alarm, you have a problem.
Keep stairs and hallways clear of clutter
Falling is one of the biggest safety issues in most homes. Tripping is a real danger, especially for the elderly and little children. Avoid putting hazards where they could cause a fall and stairs and hallways are particularly dangerous.
Add a home security system
Today’s home security systems are much easier to have than in the past. Many take only a few minutes to install and are easy to operate even with your smartphone. It can be as simple as a camera and motion detector spotlights or a doorbell camera.
Keep walkways clear
No one wants to get sued. If you have slippery leaves, ice, or snow on your sidewalk, someone could slip and fall, and legal action could follow.
Lock your doors and windows
Your doors and windows have locks. They are only useful if you use them. Keep them locked not only when you are away, but also when you are inside your home.
Get Coverage For Your Home
Contact Arial Insurance Group in Chicago, IL when you are in need of home insurance information or a policy.