Home Safety

At American Family Insurance, we know it's not only about how your home looks but also how your family is protected inside and outside of your home. Protecting your world can mean anything from identity theft to fire safety to avoiding dog bites.

Our home safety tips will cover all of those things, plus much more, including how to make sure you have adequate insurance coverage for your home.

>Stay Safe Around Your Home

Home Safety Tip:
Downsizing and Storage

For those who are downsizing their belongings to live in a smaller home or apartment, or moving home to live with parents to save money may find storage units as useful solutions for extra belongings.

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>Stay Safe Around Your Home

Home Safety Tip:
Stay Safe Around Your Home

At American Family Insurance, we know it’s not only about how your home looks but also how your family is protected inside and outside of your home.

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fire safety

Home Safety Tip:
Fire Safety at Home

Colder weather brings many people indoors, but inside your home may lurk a potential for fires. For many homeowners, fire hazards increase in the fall and winter because of space heaters, lighting, and wood fuel heating systems. Here are some things you can do to reduce the risk of fire this fall:

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Home inspections

Home Safety Tip:
Home Inspections Can Prevent Unwelcome Surprises

A first-rate home inspection can help you avoid unpleasant and costly surprises. So, if you're serious about buying a new home, get it checked out thoroughly.

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ID Theft

Home Safety Tip:
Protecting Your Identity.

Identity theft involves using another person’s Social Security number and other identifying information to fraudulently open new accounts for financial gain – sometimes for months or years before the victim even knows their identity has been stolen. You can take steps to reduce the likelihood that your identity will be targeted.

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Sewer Back-up and Sump Pump Overflow Tips

Home Safety Tip:
Sewer Back-up and Sump Pump Overflow Tips

Help keep your home dry from water. Here are some things you can do both inside and outside your home:

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Adequate Home Insurance Coverage

Home Safety Tip:
Adequate Home Insurance Coverage

Insurance industry research shows a significant percentage of U.S. homeowners do not have adequate insurance coverage to rebuild their homes should disaster strike. There are a number of reasons for this, such as changing property values, rising construction costs, unreported improvements and the growing trend of in-home businesses.

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home Saftey - Dog bites

Home Safety Tip:
Dog Bites

Dogs bite more than four million people in the U.S. each year and more than 750,000 of the victims require medical treatment. Dog bites account for more emergency room visits than do skateboards, in-line skates, baby walkers and all-terrain vehicles combined.

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