Hartford Home Insurance: Holiday Fire Safety

Hartford Home Insurance: Holiday Fire Safety Hartford Home Insurance Holiday Fire Safety

The holidays are a fun and festive time of year for most Americans, but every year hundreds of families are displaced over the holidays due to household fires. When it comes to your home and your family, you’ll want to do everything you can to protect it.  As such, it is important that Hartford homeowners understand and mitigate common causes of house fires. Here are a few common Holiday fire hazards and exposures to look out for:

  • The Fireplace: Fireplaces are a sought after feature in many Hartford homes, as they can bring warmth and ambiance to during the chilly winter months. Unfortunately, fireplaces can also expose Hartford homeowners to an increased likelihood of injuries, accidents, house fire and more.  If your home has a wood burning fireplace, your risks of a house fire increase even more. Luckily there are a number of things Hartford homeowners can do to alleviate many of these risks.
  • Holiday Candles: According to the National Fire Protection Association, candle related house fires nearly triple during December as opposed to other times of year. While candles are a crucial part of many holiday traditions, the fact is that many candle fires can be avoided. More than half of home candle fires occur when candles are placed too close to flammable objects. When burning candles in and around your home, be sure to leave ample space between the flame and any flammable materials around the candle.
  • Holiday Lights: Holiday lights, especially older strands, are highly prone to overheating and malfunctioning which have been known to cause house fries. Switching to newer strands of LED lighting, which burn less hot and require less energy, will not only decrease your risk of a house fire but also save you money on electrical costs.

When winter hits, there are only some losses that you can protect your property against; others are simply acts of nature. At Byrnes Agency, we understand the unique risk exposures you face as a Hartford homeowner, that why we specialize in proving comprehensive insurance for every type of home. We are one of the most respected and established insurance companies in Connecticut, with offices throughout Eastern Connecticut. Our experienced team of Hartford home insurance specialists will provide you with a review of the insurance coverages available to protect your investment. To learn more about our operation and get a free Home Insurance Quote CTcontact us today.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-85
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
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Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
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