Renters, Are You Prepared to Manage a Fire?

Renters, Are You Prepared to Manage a FireWhile no one wants to imagine they would experience a house fire, accidents do happen. As a renter, there are some tips you should follow to prevent such disasters. By planning ahead and managing a potential outbreak, you can get back on your feet in no time. To protect your rental home and to assist with the financial burden of a fire, equip yourself with a CT Renters Insurance policy.

Plan Ahead

  • Inquire about the safety of the home before you sign the rental agreement. This includes ensuring the home is up to code and has fire and smoke alarms throughout.
  • Create an escape strategy for loved ones. There should be at least 2 routes that are known and practiced.
  • Keep an inventory of items and valuables in your home. Pictures should be taken to update items every so often, especially if a large purchase in made.
  • Evaluate your insurance plan to make sure the coverage you need would be provided in the event of a fire. It is important to note the difference between what your insurance coverage would be responsible for versus what your landlord would manage. Keep this information handy in case of emergency.
  • Meet your neighbors. According to Rent.com, consider hosting a friendly get-together for everyone and exchange contact information.

After a Fire

Never enter the building after a fire. Instead, wait until the home is cleared by authorities for safety purposes. File a claim with your insurance company immediately and report any and all damage. The faster the claim is filed, the faster it will be settled and you can get back on track.

At Byrnes Agency, we understand the risks involved with fires.  We provide affordable and comprehensive packages for renters to protect against the common hazards they may face. For more information, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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