Protect Your Florida Home from Fire Damage

What you have worked a lifetime to accumulate can be destroyed within minutes in a fire.  In Florida, fires have been known to completely obliterate homes, but they also steal precious items from the residents.  A fire can cause those memorable pictures and videos of your kids to disappear for good, not to mention any family heirlooms that may have been in the house at the time of the fire.

To prevent complete devastation from a Florida fire, there are some things you can do to fireproof your home.

1.    Ensure that your roof is fire-resistant.
2.    If your home is made of wood, make sure the wood is fire-treated.
3.    Double check that each bedroom has two escape routes.
4.    Have your children participate in practice fire drills.
5.    Plant low vegetation, like grass, closest to your house.
6.    Keep trees and shrubs trimmed and plant them no closer than 10 feet from your house.
7.    Change the batteries in your smoke detectors every fall.
8.    Test your smoke detectors every month.
9.    Place fire extinguishers throughout your home.
10.    Keep a glass or metal screen in front of your fireplace opening.

If your Florida home has been damaged in a fire, you should be able to file a fire insurance claim.  Unfortunately, some insurance companies are difficult to work with and may deny or delay the payment of your claim.  In this case, a Miami fire insurance lawyer can step in on your behalf to help you collect your compensation.

Contact the Law Firm of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A. at (305) 461-1095 or Toll Free (866) 71-CLAIM.  Our law firm has the experience and resources to help you with your fire damage claim.   If your fire insurance claim has been denied, rejected, delayed or underpaid, we can assist you.  We also can work closely with a public adjuster.