National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13
National Fire Prevention Week reminds us that house fires are the No. 1 disaster threat to homeowners. Between 350,000 and 400,000 house fires occur each year in the United States, and the average house fire in North Carolina causes $22,852 of damage. Unlike natural disasters such as tornadoes and floods, house fires are often preventable.
Five ways to prevent a house fire:
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HomeIndex® is a new home inventory tool that takes the hard work out of the equation. State Farm customers can inventory, value, and track the items in their home with photos and item details by room and category. All the data is securely stored in the cloud for easy access and safekeeping.
A home inventory is an excellent way to expedite the insurance claims process after theft, damage, or loss. This record of your insurable assets will not only help you in the settlement of a covered loss or claim, but will also help verify tax-deductible property losses and determine the right amount of insurance coverage you need.
For more information about HomeIndex, visit www.statefarmhomeindex.com.
Amy Preddy, State Farm Public Affairs, (434) 872-5211
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