A house engulfed in flames According to an analysis from Travelers of home insurance claims over the last five years, fire claims are routinely the most expensive. (Credit: Mattias Bokinge/Shutterstock.com)

Few things are more satisfying than giving your home a good top-to-bottom spring cleaning, but as you filter through the things in your home there are steps you can take to protect your home itself from the risk of preventable fires.

According to an analysis of home insurance claims over the last five years from Travelers, fire claims are routinely the most expensive. The leading causes of house fires include faulty wiring and outlets, kitchen fires, clothes dryers, alternative heating sources (such as wood stoves and space heaters) and dirty chimneys.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected].

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