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Rental Unit Fire Safety

Millvale Fire 2016

As many of you may know, on Sunday morning a fire swept through Millvale, destroying 5 homes and leaving 17 homeless.

In an email that went out to our tenants last week, we outlined the importance of having everything in place to prevent fires in your rental. At this time we feel it important to reiterate these reminders.

It is important to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year, which can easily be synchronized with daylight savings (March 13, 2016 and November 6, 2016).

Smoke detectors should be located on every floor of your house, with an extra detector in each bedroom. Ensure that every member of your household knows your fire escape plan.

On average, you only have 30 seconds to escape from your home. Those 30 seconds are extremely critical. You can read more about how to prepare your plan and other very helpful fire safety tips here. Please call us if you have any further questions.


Renters Insurance It is very important for every renter to have renters insurance. Renters insurance can be as cheap as $10.00 a month, and will cover upwards of $15,000 in belongings. You may not think you own a lot, but replacing everything you own might be required if a fire does break out and the alternative could be expensive.

This article reviews a wide variety of information regarding renters insurance. Many companies will bundle in your renters insurance with your car insurance. Check with your insurance company to see if they provide this bundle.

If you need help finding renters insurance or have any questions, please either call or stop in to the office to talk to Margie about what would work best for you and your rental.


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