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Improve Your Home Fire Safety by Starting in the Kitchen

Fire is one of the most serious dangers in the home, and your kitchen presents the greatest risk. But wherever a fire starts, there are steps you can take to reduce the danger and help keep your family safe. One of the best ways to limit fire risk is, quite simply, to be vigilant in read more

What to Do if Your Identity is Stolen

The fastest-growing white-collar crime in the United States is identity fraud. ID fraud is when someone commits a crime or fraud in your name using your stolen personal information. No one, regardless of background or financial status, is immune to identity fraud and various cyber threats continue to grow with no sign of slowing down. read more

5 Basic Tips to Protect Your Identity

We all have the best intentions when it comes to safeguarding our personal information from identity thieves. Checking credit reports, securing important documents and regular shredding may be at the top of our to-do lists. Then work, family—in short, life—get in the way. We get it, so we’ve made it easy. Just follow these five read more

9 Places to Store Your Fire Extinguishers

The basic rule of thumb relating to fire extinguishers is to strategically place them around your home and property to be able to have one in your possession within 6 seconds after you become aware of a fire. The key is to prevent a starter, or “incipient”, fire from spreading and having a fire extinguisher read more

What is Hydroplaning and How Can You Prevent It?

In short, hydroplaning – sometimes called aquaplaning – occurs when the tires of your vehicle lose contact with the road beneath them in wet or rainy conditions. This most commonly occurs during heavy rain storms when water is pooling on the roads faster than it can drain. Vehicles traveling on wet roads at speeds too read more

Tips to Protect Your Car From Road Salt

Salt that is spread on winter roads does more than eat away at ice — it eats at your vehicle too. Road salt works by lowering the freezing point of water. With the right concentration, road crews can drop the freezing point to less than zero degrees Fahrenheit. Unfortunately, all that salt is corrosive to vehicles. Although most read more

Winter Weighs Heavy on Unhealthy Trees

The sight of snow covered trees and dangling icicles can be pretty.  And dangerous! While many trees emerge seemingly unscathed from storms the seasons prior, that doesn’t mean they weren’t weakened. It’s always a good time for homeowners to perform an assessment of their trees’ health and have their trees evaluated by a certified arborist read more

Insurance Tips Before and After a Disaster

“If only I knew.” Four words spoken after disasters by people who’ve learned they don’t have the insurance coverage they thought they had. In our agency, we never want you to be in that situation, so here are some tips to help. Advice you need before a disaster You might have purchased your insurance a read more

Eight Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

As you prepare for your next vacation, you plan every detail from the travel and hotel accommodations to the sights you’ll see and places you’ll eat. But do you also plan how to keep your house safe while you’re gone? An empty house can be an easy target for a burglar. The key to deterring read more

Simple Steps to Prevent a House Fire

Fire in a home is a tragedy. A greater tragedy is that most home fires can be prevented. Learn the facts about fires and share them with your family. Fire can become life-threatening in two short minutes and an entire house can be engulfed in flames in just five minutes, according to the Federal Emergency read more