Winter Safety - Lit Fireplace

Stop, Drop and Roll

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

With the arrival of cooler temperatures, you’ll be spending more time indoors and beginning to use your heaters and vents again. Before you turn up the heat, it’s important to review your fall fire safety strategy to keep you and your family safe during the colder fall and winter months. Replace Batteries in Smoke Detectors Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors …

Common Causes of Winter House Fires

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

House fires of any kind are truly devastating. There are over 300,000 house fires each year, and unfortunately, more fires occur in winter than any other time. With more knowledge and preparation, most house fires can be prevented. Common Causes of House Fires in Winter Home fires increase during the cold weather months. In fact, insurance companies and fire departments actually …

Home Organization - electrical outlet burned from fire

Your Guide to Avoiding Electrical Fires at Home

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

Home fires attributed to electrical causes resulted in nearly 2,500 deaths last year and over $6 billion in property damages. What’s more, the odds of an electrical fire starting in a residential structure are much higher than the chances of it happening in a commercial building. Another statistical fact is that residential electrical fires have a definite seasonal connection: they’re …

Home Organization - Fire Extinguisher

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Don’t wait until an emergency happens to learn how to use a fire extinguisher. The window of opportunity to knock down a small fire before it becomes a big one is short—a small house fire can grow twice as large in just one minute. The typical home fire extinguisher contains ingredients sufficient to last only about 10 seconds once you …

Proper Use for Fire Extinguishers

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

The statistics leave no doubt that fire extinguishers can be an important safety asset in any home. The National Fire Protection Association reports that a United States fire department responds to a residential fire every 84 seconds. Over 40 percent of these are related to kitchen or cooking fires, while another 25 percent started in a bedroom. Effective fire prevention is …

Fire Safety Checklist

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Creating a home fire safety checklist may seem like a daunting task, but it’s essential to keep your family prepared in case of an emergency. Make sure everyone in your home can be warned of a fire with proper alarms since smoke and gases can kill long before flames do. Plan an escape route. Don’t procrastinate any longer: a bit of fire safety maintenance and practice …