Safety Tips for Manufactured Home Dwellers
One of the single most destructive threats to your manufactured home is fire. While not all fires can be prevented, there are ways to reduce the risk:
- Change all filters on a regular basis.
- Do not overload electrical sockets or place an extension cord underneath a rug.
- Keep flammable items away from burners, space heaters, and all other heat-producing devices.
- Regularly test all smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly.
- Keep a fire extinguisher readily available and be sure you know how to use it.
In addition to fire, another threat manufactured homeowners face is weather. Cold nights, hurricanes, flooding and tornadoes are possible risks and should be planned for accordingly.
- Be sure all pipes exposed to the extreme cold are well insulated to prevent the pipes from leaks or bursts.
- It is also a good idea to leave all faucets on a steady trickle overnight so they do not freeze.
- Should the threat of severe weather occur, it is a good idea to have a reliable plan in place for your safety, as well as the safety of your home.
While you cannot prevent every risk, you can limit it and protect yourself and your family by following these suggestions. Should you have damage, contact your Alfa Insurance® agent to file a claim.