Be Smart on Dunce Day by Avoiding These Common Home Safety Mistakes

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Despite its name November 8 is a day that represents the celebration of learning. It’s Dunce Day and, as is the case every November 8, it’s a time to celebrate the ability to learn. This year, take the chance to discover some of the most common home safety mistakes, so you can avoid being a dunce about them! The name of the day is associated with dunce caps from older education methods. Dunce Day’s origins trace back to medieval times in Duns, Scotland, which was named after Duns Scotus, a…

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Home Safety Tips Your Insurance Agent Wants You to Know

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Some maintenance steps are more obvious than others, but here are some you may have missed. Some home safety tips are pretty obvious. There’s no mystery that your insurance agent would want you to make sure your smoke detector is functioning. Yes, it’s a good idea to be sure your gutters are clear, particularly after the leave have fallen but before the snow begins. However, there are certain home safety steps you can be taking that you may not realize. Following certain home safety tips can make a tremendous difference…

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National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a good time to review homeowners insurance

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The National Severe Weather Preparedness week is now underway, reminding property owners to go over their homeowners insurance and protect themselves. Homeowners insurance policyholders are encouraged to take the time to go over their policies this week, as it is National Severe Weather Preparedness week, and it is important that they understand exactly what their coverage provides as well as what additional protection and preventative efforts they can make. According to a statement by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, the organization’s CEO and president, Julie Rochman said…

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Choosing and caring for a problem-free Christmas tree

When it comes to real Christmas trees, the “snowflake” rule applies: no two are alike. This means that it takes a little bit of knowledge to understand how to choose the right one and how to care for it in order to make sure that it will last as long as possible and that it will remain safe throughout the holiday season. Assistant vice president Lisa Melton of Amica Insurance said that while nothing tops the authenticity of a real Christmas tree’s feel, look, and smell, “they require extra care…

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