Tips to help prevent and recover from fire in your home

Helping you and your family prepare and recover from a fire in your home.

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Safety Tips to Help Prevent Home Fires

Fires in your home can devastate your family and property alike. Increase your fire preparedness with these basic fire safety and prevention tips.

Create a Fire Evacuation Plan Today

Fires can spread more quickly than many people realize. A family fire evacuation plan can help. Learn how to create and practice one today!

Home Inspection: What's Included and Not?

A home inspector can help make sure your dream home won't be a nightmare. Also learn what to expect before the inspection.

Additional fire prevention articles

Answers about Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic sprinkler systems are a key step in fire prevention, but you may have some questions. Get answers from State Farm and know the facts about automatic sprinkler systems to protect your business from devastating fire damage.

Smoke Detector Placement and Safety

You're going to need more than one and there are different types, so read this.

Causes and Prevention for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is poisonous to humans and animals. Learn the warning signs to prevent CO poisoning.

Extension Cord Safety: What to Do and What to Avoid

Don't let your extension cords become potential fire hazards.

Business Fire Prevention Tips

As a business owner, planning for fire protection, prevention and risk assessment can help reduce your chance of fire and smoke damage. Check out these tips.

Watch Out for These Household Electrical Hazards

What are some different residential electrical hazards?

11 Signs You Should Think About Rewiring Your Home

Rewiring a house may be a good idea if you notice one or more of these 11 telltale signs from State Farm. Read them now.

Space Heater and Wood Stove Safety

Space heaters and wood stoves are great for warming up chilly rooms. Follow these tips for buying, and then safely using, these type of heaters.

Fire prevention tips for the family

What to Do After a House Fire

These steps can help you and your family recover after a house fire.

Prepare Your Babysitter for Emergencies

Prepare and arm your babysitter for success and emergency situations by leaving important information about your house, your family and your child.

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

Help kids understand what to do in the event of a weather emergency, and get our emergency preparedness tips for you and your family.

Home Security and Burglar Alarm Systems

Security and burglar alarms systems help deter burglars and protect your home. Learn more about monitored systems and security alarms.

Insurance tips

Home Inventory How to Create One

A home inventory is a way to help make home or renters insurance coverage decisions & expedite the insurance claims process after theft, damage or loss.

Flooded Basement Common Causes

Wet basement problems can cost you thousands of dollars. Here are steps to help identify the source of the water and ways to minimize your risk.

How To Be Prepared for Home Insurance Reviews

Make sure you regularly review your home insurance coverage to be properly covered. Here are some tips to have a good insurance review.

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value

Learn the difference between the replacement cost and market value coverage types.

What if Insurance Is Not Enough to Cover Damages?

You may want to consider a personal article insurance or personal liability insurance policy to help protect your possessions, home and future earnings.

Personal property and casualty insurance

What is Personal Property and Casualty Insurance? Learn more information on automobile, homeowners, watercraft, condo, renters and more.

Tips for recovering from a fire

Tips To Help Protect Yourself From A Contractor Scam

Shady contractors and home repair scams can cost you. Discover tips to protect yourself from repair scams by learning how to spot home repair fraud.

Tips to Find a Quality Contractor

If your area got hit hard by recent storms, scammers may arrive offering repairs to your roof and other property damaged. Learn to spot them.

Portable Generator Safety

Check out these portable generator safety tips for when you need to provide temporary power to your home or wherever you need it.

DIY Home Renovations. The Pros & Cons of Doing It Yourself

Before jumping into a home or apartment project, weigh the pros and cons of a DIY approach vs. hiring a professional contractor.

Impact-Resistant Roofing Material That Stands Up to Nature

Weather conditions can weaken or destroy your roof system. Impact-resistant shingles can help.

Whole House Water Leak Detection Systems

Learn how to prevent costly water damage and the different water leak detection systems with automatic shutoff valves available on the market today.

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