Useful tips on how to keep you and your loved ones safe.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Winter Home Safety

Winter is upon us once again and that means holiday time with our family, hot cocoa and a warm cozy fire, and playing in the snow. While all of that may seem great, it is important to remember that winter also brings with it many hazards around your home. Whether it is a frozen water pipe bursting and flooding your home or basement or an ice dam in your gutter causing water damage to your walls, it is important to know how to protect your home against winter’s dangers. Outside Clean out [...]

2021-07-28T15:26:43+00:00December 22nd, 2018|

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is upon us and it is an exciting time for children and adults alike! From pumpkin patches to haunted houses to cider mills there is so much to do and the main event for many kids every year is trick or treating. Trick or treating can be a great time for kids but for adults, safety is a top concern. According to the National Safety Council children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and injured or worse on Halloween than any other day of the [...]

2018-12-10T14:51:30+00:00October 25th, 2018|

Pedestrian Safety

Distracted driving is a common topic that most insurance companies talk about and that most people have heard or know something about. In case you don’t, distracted driving is any situation that takes your attention away from driving. This can be anything from talking or texting on your cell phone, sending emails, eating or drinking, grooming activities such as doing your makeup or hair, adjusting your GPS, or even changing the radio station. However, one topic that tends to not be talked about as much is distracted pedestrians. Distracted pedestrians can be [...]

2018-12-10T15:01:07+00:00August 23rd, 2018|

Distracted Drivers and School Zones

As the school year starts for many districts in the region, the risk of distracted drivers increases. This is because drivers tend to be distracted in school zones and near school buses. Distracted driving is any activity that could take your attention away from the task of driving. This could be using your phone to make calls or text, sending emails, eating, drinking, grooming, reading, talking, programming a GPS, or even changing the radio station. All of these tasks take your mind off the road and could cause you to be dangerous [...]

2018-12-10T15:01:26+00:00August 16th, 2018|

Fire Danger and 9 Volt Batteries – One Easy Fix Could Save Your Life!

Fire danger caused by standard household batteries is very real. The fire danger that can be caused by common household batteries is probably something that most of us don’t even think about. Many households have a “junk drawer somewhere in the house. If you are storing 9-volt batteries in your “junk” drawer, this could be a recipe for disaster. With the terminals so close together on a 9-volt battery, it only takes a small piece of metal, like a paperclip or keys to make a connection between the positive and negative terminals. [...]

2018-12-10T15:16:38+00:00February 14th, 2018|
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