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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

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.

Talk About and Practice Fire Safety

Talk About and Practice Fire Safety

Stop, drop and roll is only the beginning — fire safety games and practice can help kids get educated.

Home Inspection: What’s Included and Not?

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

Answers about Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Get answers and know the facts about automatic sprinkler systems.

Smoke Detector Placement and Safety

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

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

Extension Cord Safety: What to Do and What to Avoid

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

Business Fire Prevention Tips

Business Fire Prevention Tips

A fire at your place of business is a double whammy. Take steps to prevent fires.

Watch Out for These Household Electrical Hazards

Watch Out for These Household Electrical Hazards

What Are Some Different Residential Electrical Hazards?

11 Signs You Should Think About Rewiring Your Home

11 Signs You Should Think About Rewiring Your Home

Over half of home electrical fires are related to wiring problems. Is your home at risk?

Space Heater and Woodstove Safety

Space Heater and Woodstove Safety

Become familiarized with the ways to safely use these supplemental heat sources.

Fire prevention tips for the family

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What to Do After a House Fire

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 Your Babysitter for Emergencies

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

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

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.

Create a Fire Evacuation Plan Today!

Create a Fire Evacuation Plan Today!

Prepare now so you can act quickly.

DIY or Pro: The Anatomy of Home Alarm Systems

DIY or Pro: The Anatomy of Home Alarm Systems

Wireless-enabled components and real-time monitoring are just a few of the updates changing home security systems. Whether you DIY yours or hire a pro install, here are a few terms and considerations.

Insurance tips

How to Create a Home Inventory

How to Create a Home Inventory

A home inventory can expedite insurance claims process after theft, damage or loss.

Flooded Basement? How to Deal with Common Causes.

Flooded Basement? How to Deal with 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

How To Be Prepared For Home Insurance Reviews

The next time you need to renew your insurance policies, consider taking these steps to make sure you have the proper coverage for your property.

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value

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

What if my insurance is not enough to cover damages?

What if my 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, your home and your future earnings.

Personal property and casualty insurance

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

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.

Protect Yourself After the Storm

Protect Yourself After the Storm

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 Tips

Portable Generator Safety Tips

Stay safe when you need a portable generator to provide temporary power to your home.

Which home repairs to DIY and when to hire a contractor.

Which home repairs to DIY and when to hire a contractor.

Ready to take the plunge on a DIY home project? Looking to save a few dollars in the process? It pays to weigh all of your options before you start the projects.

Impact-Resistant Roofing Material That Stands Up to Nature

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

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.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.