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Loss Prevention Tips

  • Remove lint from the clothes dryer after each use.
  • Store hair dryer only after it has cooled down.
  • Do not leave candles unattended.
  • Do not leave space heaters unattended. Ensure they're powered off after use.
  • Do not leave an in-use fireplace unattended.
  • Never leave coffeemakers, irons, toasters, or other small appliances that are in use unattended.
  • Properly extinguish smoking materials. NEVER smoke in bed!
  • Purchase surge protectors for expensive electronic equipment such as computers, home theater systems, or hi-fi equipment.
  • Inspect fire extinguishers to ensure they're fully charged.
  • Look at the hoses connecting toilets and sinks to ensure no cracks or leaks.
  • Check refrigerator or ice maker water lines to ensure no leaks.
  • Look for water leakage around water filter tanks and connections.
  • Inspect hot water heater's exterior seams, drip pan, and water connections to ensure no leaks.
  • Check dishwasher and washing machine hose to ensure no cracks, splitting or leaks.
  • Check dryer vent for lint blockage.
  • Inspect the roof and replace damaged shingles.
  • Ensure that the flashing around the chimney systems is sealed.
  • Have chimney professionally cleaned.
  • Trim all trees that could cause damage to the siding or roof.