House fires injure and cause fatalities for thousands of households every single year, and can devastate your home. It’s important to protect your family as well as your valued possessions and memories that are held within your home. There are some steps that you can take in order to reduce your chances of being victim to a house fire.
While accidents can occur anytime, anywhere, there are some considerations to keep in mind in order to protect your home. If your home is unfortunately impacted by a house fire, you may want to file an insurance claim. You may also need an insurance lawyer to help guide your through the complex process of struggling with your insurance company in order to receive the compensation that you deserve.
Your Insurance Attorney is a top property damage lawyer in the Miami area. Call us today for a free initial consultation!
Steps To Prevent a House Fire
While certain accidents will happen regardless of how careful you are, there are still steps you can take in order to decrease the likelihood of these things happening.
First of all, you should inspect your home. You may want to recruit a home inspector who is experienced in home electrical wiring, plumbing (gas), heating, and air conditioning in order to make sure that the house is thoroughly inspected.
If you choose to check your home yourself, there are certain things that you should keep in mind during the process. You will need to check the condition of your home’s electrical system. Search for receptacles which are improperly grounded, as many modern appliances do require a “three pronged” (grounded) receptacle, but often an adapter is used to bypass this safety feature.
If you need to change existing circuits to provide better grounding, you should leave that job to a professional electrician. You should then check out the natural gas/LP gas system in your home. You will want to search for loose fittings, leaking valves, faulty pilot lights, and debris or flammable materials which are improperly stored near these types of appliances.
What an Insurance Lawyer Recommends
As a top property damage lawyer, Your Insurance Attorney is familiar with house fire cases and has a few further recommendations for you in order to keep your home safe.
When checking your home for possible causes of fire, you should make sure to check the air conditioning and heating unit within your house. Air conditioning and heating systems operate with electric motors and air moving equipment, which requires maintenance regularly.
You should have your interior AC coils cleaned, and also make sure to replace your return air filters regularly. This will help to keep the fan motor from being overworked, and also save money on your energy bill.
Make sure to never use extension cords on your window air conditioners, amd make sure to have resistance coils or furnace burners serviced and cleaned at the beginning of the heating season, as debris may accumulate during the summer while the system is off.
Property Damage Lawyer
Accidents unfortunately happen, and if your house is damaged by a house fire, you will need to negotiate with your insurance company in order to receive the compensation and coverage for the damage called.
Your Insurance Attorney is an experienced property damage lawyer in the Miami area. Call us today if you need an insurance lawyer.