"...the Inspector spoke to both Tom and I about the oil tank. What a difference in inspection!! She actually EXPLAINS things so that you can understand. She was very professional, yet personable as well. We are VERY pleased to have switched insurance companies. We only ask ourselves - Why didn't we do it sooner!!!"
Insurance and loss prevention go hand in hand. We are owned by our policyholders and our primary goal is to help our policyholders. Loss prevention is an important part of that help.
Every home should be equipped with a fire extinguisher and working smoke detectors. However, should a fire break out, would you know how to use your fire extinguisher?
When using a fire extinguisher, keep the nozzle aimed at the base of the fire while sweeping back and forth. Make sure to keep your back to the nearest exit. If you can’t get the fire out, get yourself out. Keep in mind that smoke kills, so don’t fight a large fire and don’t spend a lot of time fighting any fire. Get out and call your local fire department. The house can always be fixed or rebuilt.
Don’t forget, fire extinguishers should be checked and serviced annually by qualified personnel. FLAME-TAMER Fire & Safety Ltd. Provides discounted rates to Peel Mutual policyholders (have your policy number with you). They are located at:
Being alerted to a fire is still your best defense. Make sure your home is equipped with smoke detectors on every level. Remember, any smoke detector needs to be kept clean, have a good battery and be checked frequently for it to work properly.
Peel Mutual Insurance Company continues to offer good quality fire extinguishers and smoke detectors through its Agents and Brokers. Please see our Safety Products page for details.