Is Your Home Prepared for a Fire?

You may have found your dream home in Rochester Hills, MI, but you never know what will happen in the future. That’s why you have to prepare in advance. Guy Hurley McNeil offers you assistance in doing so, especially when it comes to fire preparedness. 

Smoke Detectors

Make sure you have smoke detectors on every floor of your home. It helps to place them outside of the bedrooms to alert people of a fire while they sleep. You should check your detectors once per month. If you test it and it doesn’t work, replace the batteries immediately. 

Your Important Documents

Always make sure you place your important documents, like your birth certificate and marriage license, in a fireproof and waterproof box. This gives you at least a chance of keeping all your documents in the event of a tragedy. 

Have a Plan

Know at least two ways to get out of your home from every location in the house. Make sure you educate everyone in your home of the escape plans and have a meeting place. 

Have Routine Fire Drills 

To make sure everyone in your home is ready in the event of a fire drill, hold routine fire drills to practice. Make sure kids know to "stop, drop, and roll" if they should happen to catch on fire. 

Homeowner’s Insurance

Make sure your homeowner’s insurance policy covers you in the event of a fire. Always keep your policy up-to-date, even if your home is paid off. If you don’t currently have a policy, talk to an agent and discuss your options to guarantee you have coverage in the event of a fire. 

To get a quote for a homeowner’s insurance policy, contact Guy Hurley McNeil, serving Rochester Hills, MI and the surrounding region, by calling 586-731-1180 today. Also, try our online rating tool for a quote on home or auto insurance.