Safety

clock December 12, 2019 comments No Comments flowchart Homeowners InsuranceOur Blog tag HolidaysSafety

Safety is always a concern, but especially during the holidays. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission statistics show 5 people died in 2018 from problems associated with holiday decorating. Additionally, approximately 200 people end up in the emergency room every day during the three months surrounding the holiday season. Practice Ladder Safety The CPSC reports… Read more »

clock December 10, 2019 comments No Comments flowchart Homeowners InsuranceOur Blog tag SafetySaving Money

Home heating costs aren’t getting any cheaper so it’s more important than ever to access energy savings wherever you can. Here are just a few ways to stay safe and lower your heating bills this year. Use Passive Solar Passive solar involves using the sun’s rays to your advantage to heat your house. This can… Read more »

clock November 7, 2019 comments No Comments flowchart Automobile InsuranceOur Blog tag LiabilitySafety

You’ve had an accident and naturally, you’re a bit shaken. Perhaps you forgot to ask the other driver for their information or they might have refused to give it to you. Even worse, they’ve hit you and fled the scene. What do you do? Didn’t Get Information Don’t panic. First, take some time and let… Read more »

clock October 6, 2019 comments No Comments flowchart Homeowners InsuranceOur Blog tag Safety

This year Fire Prevention Week runs October 6th through 12th. Luckily, we’ve improved in some areas, but we still have a long way to go in others. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that the number of fires has dropped by 6.2% since 2008, but fires have led to more deaths and substantially higher financial losses…. Read more »

clock October 3, 2019 comments No Comments flowchart Family & Home CareHomeowners InsuranceOur Blog tag LiabilityProperty MaintenanceSafety

The importance of maintaining the chimney in your home can’t be stressed enough. A US Consumer Product Safety Commission report on residential structure fires found about 21,200 fires occur annually as a result of fireplaces, chimneys or chimney systems. These fires cause deaths and injuries and an estimated $93.6 million in property loss each year…. Read more »

clock October 1, 2019 comments No Comments flowchart Homeowners InsuranceOur Blog tag LiabilitySafety

As the weather cools, many homeowners crave the warmth of a fire pit in their yard. They’re readily available, but here are a few considerations before you decide to put a fire pit in your yard. Portable Fire Pits Today, you can buy stylish portable fire pits in a variety of metals and finishes. Renters… Read more »

clock July 25, 2019 comments No Comments flowchart Homeowners InsuranceOur Blog tag LiabilitySafety

Summer’s here and that usually means time away from your home. Before you head out for your vacation, ensure your house is well-protected. Follow these simple tips and have a worry-free trip. Invest in a Home Monitoring System The cost of a monitored home security system has dropped significantly in recent years. Competition from smart… Read more »

clock July 2, 2019 comments No Comments flowchart Homeowners InsuranceOur Blog tag Safety

A swimming pool is an attractive addition to a home, but safety is an important consideration. Unfortunately, about ten people die from drowning every day in the United States, and that’s not including boating incidents. Additionally, the USA Swimming Foundation reports 74% of drowning incidents for children under 15 occur in residential locations. Pools attract… Read more »

clock May 28, 2019 comments No Comments flowchart Flood InsuranceHomeowners InsuranceOur Blog tag LiabilitySafetyWeather

If you live in Rhode Island, almost every year at least one or two storms make their way up the Atlantic coast. Many residents felt the impact of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and scientists also suggest we can expect more intense storms during hurricane season, because of rising ocean temperatures. Consequently, it is more important… Read more »