Minimize Property Losses

While you can't prevent all property losses from occurring, you can minimize the severity of property losses by following these tips:

  • Commit to controlling losses. If problems arise, handle them quickly and completely.
  • Update electrical wiring, heating, plumbing and the roof at least every 20 to 25 years.
  • Maintain good housekeeping. Regularly remove dust, dirt and debris; properly and promptly handle and dispose of waste; and properly store supplies, especially those that are flammable.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on your buildings and equipment. Preventive maintenance will minimize losses and improve the efficiency and life of your buildings and equipment.
  • Maintain safety equipment such as emergency exit lighting, a fire alarm system and fire extinguishers.
  • Maintain an adequate number of extinguishers and train your employees on how to use them.
  • Install and maintain protective devices such as an automatic sprinkler system.

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Cincinnati Insurance serves you exclusively through a select group of independent agencies that perform as premier insurance organizations in their local communities. To obtain a quote, report a claim or learn more about the value of Cincinnati's insurance policies and reliable claims service, please find your local independent agency today. Coverage and credit availability varies by state. Underwriting requirements apply. This is not a policy.

Our loss control service is advisory only. We assume no responsibility for management or control of customer loss control activities or for implementation of recommended corrective measures. These materials were gathered from trade services and public information. We have not tried to identify all exposures. We do not warrant that this information is consistent with Cincinnati underwriting guidelines or with any federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.

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