Kids Christmas safety tips for happy holidays this year

Kids Christmas safety - Christmas Tree - Presents

This time of year can be extremely exciting for children so make sure it’s safe for them, too. Festive candles, twinkly lights, gorgeous glass ornaments and decadent desserts are all fun for children, but kids Christmas safety takes several important steps. They’re based on common sense and can make the difference between a festive, happy Christmas and a catastrophe in which someone is hurt or property is damaged. The right safety tips can keep your little ones and small-sized guests out of danger this year. Use these kids Christmas safety…

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Avoid these holiday decoration hazards to keep your celebrations festive

Holiday decoration hazards - Wreath with candles

Decorations are lovely to look at but can present a hazard when they’re not used with care. At this festive time of year, it’s important to know how to avoid holiday decoration hazards. After all, the last thing you want to have to do is damage property, place family at risk or make an insurance claim when you should be celebrating. Festive decorating can include everything from candles and lights to garland, ornaments and linens. These additions to the normal decor of our homes can present some additional dangers if…

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Thanksgiving safety tips to help you prevent an insurance claim

Thanksgiving safety tips - Dining Room

A few common sense changes can be all it takes to make sure your family and celebration is joyous. This year, one of the things you may be giving thanks for is the right set of Thanksgiving safety tips to keep your family and home protected. By following a few little common sense rules, you can prevent danger, damage and the need to file an insurance claim. During the holidays, the kitchen is the heart of your home, so keep it safe and healthy this year. Thanksgiving safety tips are…

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Fire insurance claims break records on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving turkey fire insurance claims

Insurers are cautioning Americans to take some simple safety precautions this year. Thanksgiving Day is a holiday that represents togetherness, family, and giving thanks for all of the things with which we have been blessed in our lives, but it is also the time of year that inevitably leads to the highest number of fire insurance claims. Studies have shown that fire departments can receive up to three times the typical number of calls on Thanksgiving. The reason is that there are many Thanksgiving activities that involve an increased risk…

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Safety tips for throwing New Year’s Eve parties

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest nights for partying, whether it’s at a large public gathering, or a smaller family event. Though this can be a lot of fun, the insurance industry in the state is reminding people to make sure that they take certain precautions to protect themselves against the risks that can come along with this type of celebration. Use the following tips to make sure that you’ll minimize your chances of having to make a claim on your homeowners’ insurance next year: • Carefully place…

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