Preparing for a Winter Storm

During extremely cold weather or winter storms, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare your home and your car before a winter storm hits. Prepare…

High Winds Safety and Readiness

Each year thousands of high wind events strike the US, causing billions of dollars of damage and endangering the lives of millions. Being prepared can help protect your home and your loved ones. High winds safety tips In an automobile Watch the weather. Weather services may issue high-wind watches, warnings, or advisories when winds make…

6 Ways to Stay Safer Around Your Swimming Pool

Whether you have a luxury in-ground pool, or plan to blow up the simplest of inflatable above-ground pools, it is important to consider the insurance and safety implications. The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I) suggests taking the following steps when considering a pool: Contact your town or municipality Each town will have its own definition of…

10 Tips for Grilling Safety

Grilling all different types of foods has become increasingly popular and more often than not, can be done year-round! This cooking technique also brings the risk of open fire. The following are a few simple tips to keep you and your family safe while grilling your next culinary creation. Remember - grills should always be…

Bonfire Safety

Many people enjoy the transition of summer to fall by gathering with friends around a fire or toasting marshmallows with their families. If you’re planning on enjoying a bonfire this summer, keep the following safety tips in mind: Before starting a fire, check your city’s ordinances. You may need permission or a permit, depending on…

8 Fair and Festival Safety Tips

Know where to get help Note the location of medical and security stations. Knowing where these are located ahead of time can help to lessen the panic and anxiety if you find yourself in a situation where help is needed. Protect yourself from theft Keep any valuables, such as a cell phone or camera, on…

Protecting Your Bike From Theft

The National Bike Registry estimates that two million bicycles are stolen each year in the U.S. and only a small percentage of them are ever recovered. And the problem has been growing since the start of the pandemic, as more people have turned to bicycles as their main mode of transportation. The following tips can…

How to Help Prepare for Tornadoes

Tornadoes can happen anytime, anywhere—often striking with little or no warning. A critical prerequisite for helping to save lives and prevent harm is to know the signs of an impending tornado and being prepared on what to do when a tornado warning or watch is issued. The first step in preparation is to have a…

4 Things Every Renter Needs to Know About Renters Insurance

Buying renters insurance to protect your stuff may seem like an unnecessary expense, until you experience a theft or fire in your rented home or apartment and lose some of your most treasured possessions forever. Whether you're a longtime renter or starting out in your first place, renters insurance policies provide important benefits and coverage. If a…

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Home

With a home burglary occurring every 15 seconds in the U.S., it’s wise to be protected in case your residence falls victim to theft. 1. Home security system Deter thieves with noise or an automatic call to the police. 2. Proper outside lighting Thieves may choose to bypass a well-lit home. 3. Strong exterior doors…