Fall Fire Safety and Prevention

Jim Bauer Fire and Smoke Damage, Safety Tips

With the arrival of cooler temperatures, you’ll most likely be spending more time indoors and beginning to use your heaters and vents again. To help keep you and your family safe this holiday season, it’s important to understand the basics of fire safety and know who to call after a fire emergency. Common Causes of House Fires in Fall and Winter Statistically, …

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 …

Fire Prevention Checklist

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness, Safety Tips

Fires happen more often than we think. In fact, it’s a leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Review this fire prevention checklist to make sure your family is prepared to escape safely from your home if the unthinkable occurs. Basic Fire Safety Tips Don’t try to put out a fire that’s larger than the size of a chair. Get yourself and …

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 …

Fireplace Safety for Cold Weather

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

  As the seasons change and our focus shifts more on indoor activities, fireplace safety for cold weather becomes an important issue. Many people enjoy the aesthetics and warmth of a blazing fireplace. When a fireplace has been properly constructed and maintained, it poses less of a risk than one that has been neglected over the years.

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 …

Safety Tips for Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

Everyone knows how important it is that you have smoke detectors in your home to help save you and your family in the event of a fire. However, did you know that smoke detectors alone are not enough to protect you from a silent killer that is responsible for over 400 deaths in the United States each year, according to the …