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How to Safely Heat Your Home

By home safety, Seasonal Tips, Winter

It’s an unfortunate fact that space heaters, fireplaces and wood-burning stoves cause more structure fires than central heat and hot-water heaters combined. This information isn’t meant to scare you into closing off the fireplace and stashing the space heater. By all means, keep enjoying them—just keep safety in mind so you can protect yourself, your family and your home against…

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7 Tips for Developing Your Family’s Fire Escape Plan

By Fire, Home Insurance, home safety, Homeowners

During a house fire, every second counts. That’s why it’s important for you and your family to be prepared. A recent study by the American Red Cross found that many homeowners are both overconfident and underprepared when it comes to fire safety. While 80% of those surveyed thought everyone in their house knows what to do if a fire breaks out,…

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What to Do Before a Blizzard

By Auto Insurance, damage, Freeze, home, Home Insurance, home safety, Homeowners, Personal Insurance, Seasonal Tips, Winter

Severe winter weather can catch us off guard. Even adults sometimes hope for a snow day… but odds are we’re not getting one. In many cases, you still have to brave the cold, clean off your car and get to work. When the forecast calls for heavy snow, it helps to think ahead. Follow this checklist of ways to prepare…

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How Safe is Your Deck?

By home safety, Homeowners

One of the best things about spring is taking advantage of the warmer weather and enjoying the great outdoors. For some, this means fishing, hiking trails and spending time at parks. For others, however, it means simply sitting on their deck and enjoying a nice evening. While this may seem like a safer and more convenient alternative to experiencing nature,…

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