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Category: Home Insurance

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Preparing your home for winter is an important annual ritual for homeowners. For instance, did you know that adding insulation in your attic before winter arrives can help prevent ice dams this winter? And do not forget that tuning up your heating system now can help prevent more costly emergency repairs at the height of a storm, when it can be difficult to find supplies...

Home Fire Escape Plans

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. Why do you need a home escape plan? Working smoke alarms and a home fire escape plan can reduce your risk of injury...

Halloween Safety

Parents and kids alike love the magic of Halloween. Trick-or-treating, costumes, candy, what could be better? As a parent, your child’s safety is a major concern during this holiday. Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween as on any other day of the year! Follow these safety tips, and keep your babies safe while they’re trick-or-treating. Costume...

How to operate and use a Fire Extinguisher

We should all have at least one fire extinguisher somewhere in our home, but it’s not enough to simply keep one under the kitchen sink. If there is a fire, your safety—and the safety of your home—depends on knowing how to properly use that fire extinguisher. As your insurance agent, we strongly urge you to read and follow the following safety prevention tips to keep...

Christmas Tree Safety

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Nothing gets you into the Christmas spirit more than putting on those old Christmas songs and putting up the tree with your family. While Christmas trees are beautiful, they can be dangerous. Every year Christmas trees cause about 230 home fires. By following these tips, you can help prevent a Christmas catastrophe. Choose a fresh tree over...