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Property loss may entitle you to deductions on your income tax. Information is available from:



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Plan and Prepare

Follow these simple rules to spot possible safety problems

  • Install smoke detectors on each floor of your home.
  • Learn to recognize the sound of the alarm.
  • Make sure detectors are placed near bedrooms.
  • Install them 6-12 inches below the ceiling on the wall.
  • Locate smoke detectors away from air vents.
  • Vacuum the grill work of your smoke detector.
  • Test your smoke detector every month.

Electrical Check list

  • Check all household items to prevent shock or fire.
  • Electrical Cords
  • Replace frayed or cracked cords.
  • Remove cords from under carpeting or furniture.
  • Avoid overloading extension cords.
  • Read the label on (UL) or (FM) approved cords for proper electrical rating.

Electrical Appliances

  • Replace or repair appliances that do not operate properly.
  • Plug in portable appliances only when in use.
  • Do not cut the third prong off your appliance plug. The third prong is there to prevent electric shock.
  • When you shop for appliances or tools, look for recognizable Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label or Factory Mutual (FM) label.

Light bulbs

  • Unnecessarily high wattage may lead to fire through overheating.
  • Replace with a bulb of the correct type and wattage.
  • If you are not sure, only use a 60 watt bulb.

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