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Winter Home & Fire Safety Tips

Winter weather can be unpredictable, and while cold temperatures, high winds, ice and snow can cause serious damage to your home, there is another common danger that isn’t talked about as much – fires. With that in mind, we wanted to share some important tips to prevent winter house fires.


Main Tips:

  • 1. Clean your dryer hose! According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. firefighters respond to more than 14,000 house fires caused by dryers each year. Don’t forget to clean the lint filter after each use, empty or replace the hose, and regularly check the vent for blockage.

  • 2. Inspect your fireplace! Clogged chimneys can also lead to house fires and can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s important to schedule an annual fireplace inspection and professional chimney sweep.

Here are a few more quick tips:

  • 1. Never use your oven to heat your home

  • 2. Turn off portable heaters when leaving rooms or going to bed

  • 3. Test your smoke alarms once a month

  • 4. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from a fireplace or heater

  • 5. Blow out candles when not in use