Spring Maintenance Checklist
Spring daylight saving time is the perfect time to perform basic maintenance in and around your home. It’s time to “spring forward” for daylight saving. Since the time change occurs twice a year, daylight saving is the perfect time to perform basic maintenance in and around your home: Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. […]
How to Prevent a Dryer Fire
Did you know failure to properly clean and maintain a clothes dryer is the leading cause of a dryer fire? Here are some precautions to help prevent these fires. Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional, and make sure it’s properly grounded Don’t use the dryer without a lint filter, and make sure […]
Emergency Preparedness Plans
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month is observed annually during the month of September. The initiative aims to drive education and awareness surrounding disaster preparation and to encourage citizens to take steps that will prepare them for disasters at home, work, school, or while […]
Fire Extinguisher Safety
It is important to know how fire extinguishers work, how to use them, how to identify which type to use, and how to maintain them before a fire takes place. When they are used correctly, fire extinguishers can save both lives and property, but many adults do not know how to properly use one. It […]
Bicycle Safety for Motorists and Cyclists
Cycling is a great workout and can make for a healthy and cheap alternative to driving a car or using public transport to get around. Riding a bike is good for traffic, good for health, and good for the environment, but it does not come without its own set of risks. There are many things […]
Protecting Your Identity Abroad
When you are traveling, it is important to keep your personal information safe, especially when you’re out of the country. Here are some helpful things you should do when traveling abroad. Additionally, here’s how you can protect your property while on vacation. Between planning itineraries, booking hotels & flights, packing, and making reservations, vacations can be quite stressful, even […]
Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls at Work
Slips, trips, and falls also known as STFs, are some of the leading causes of injury in the workplace. In the United States, nearly 50,000 people are injured and almost 600 more are killed in fall-related incidents at work. These injuries result in lost productivity, pain & suffering, lawsuits, and increase healthcare and insurance costs. […]
Maintaining Vacant Property
It is easy to understand how an unoccupied office, building, or apartment could seem harmless from the perspective of the insured. Many business owners operate remotely and maintain vacant property in other locations.
Protect Your Home from Wildlife Entry
During the spring and summer months, the Northeast sees a dramatic increase in wildlife activity as animals come out of hibernation.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Every May, the NHTSA and state governments come together to coordinate Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which strives to spread awareness about motorcycle laws and education designed to keep everyone on the road safe.