Tips to help prevent and recover from fire in your home

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Help Prevent Electrical Fires at Home

Help Prevent Electrical Fires at Home

It pays to have a fire inspector come in, plus additional safety actions you can take.

Business Fire Prevention Tips

Business Fire Prevention Tips

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

Hidden Home Fire Hazards and How to Eliminate Them

Hidden Home Fire Hazards and How to Eliminate Them

Most house fires are preventable, so take a minute to learn these less obvious causes.

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

When using extension cords, prevent them from becoming potential fire hazards.

How to Keep Unwanted Home Fires From Burning

How to Keep Unwanted Home Fires From Burning

Smell something funny? These home fire safety tips can stop fires before they start.

Safety Precautions for Home Fires

Safety Precautions for Home Fires

Increase your home fire preparedness with these simple tips.

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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Talking About Fire Safety with Your Children

Talking About Fire Safety with Your Children

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

Prepare Your Babysitter for Emergencies

Prepare Your Babysitter for Emergencies

Make sure your childcare provider has the information to keep your kids their safest.

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

Help kids understand what to expect in severe weather.

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.

Prepare a Home Fire Evacuation Plan with Your Family

Prepare a Home Fire Evacuation Plan with Your Family

Preparing your family with safe escape routes and instructions can be a lifesaver in the case of an emergency.

Insurance Tips

Home Inventory: How To Create One

A home inventory lists everything you own, with each item's value.

This Task Ensures That You Cover All of Your Assets

This Task Ensures That You Cover All of Your Assets

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

What to Note for Home Insurance Reviews

What to Note for Home Insurance Reviews

A few helpful things homeowners should keep in mind for home insurance reviews.

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value

Should you insure your home at replacement cost or market value? How to decide.

Should You Get Personal Insurance?

Should You Get Personal Insurance?

You may want to opt for personal liability or one of the other personal insurance options.

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

Selecting a Roofing Contractor

Selecting a Roofing Contractor

From smart ways to ask for a referral to how to find out about local certifications, you'll want to see these handy tips.

Do These Contractor Practices Seem Shady? They Are

Do These Contractor Practices Seem Shady? They Are

Protect your money and your house from home repair scams by learning these red flags.

Protect Yourself After the Storm

Protect Yourself After the Storm

If your area got hit hard, predators may arrive offering repairs. Learn to spot them.

Portable Generator Safety Tips

Portable Generator Safety Tips

Generator safety tips for when you need a portable generator to provide temporary power to your home.

3 Do-It-Yourself Home Repairs

3 Do-It-Yourself Home Repairs

When to do it yourself and save money, and when you should hire a professional for home repairs.

Home Repairs: DIY or Pro?

Home Repairs: DIY or Pro?

What common household to-dos can you tackle yourself? Which ones are best left to the pros? Read on for our top picks.

Roofing Materials That Stand Up to Nature

Roofing Materials That Stand Up to Nature

Learn about roofing shingles that will stand up to the harshest weather conditions.

Whole House Water Leak Detection Systems

Whole House Water Leak Detection Systems

Learn how to prevent costly water damage to your home by installing a water leak detection system.

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.