Safety

Important Tire Safety Tips

Tires have a rough job. They transport you and your vehicle over potholes, dirt roads, and ice. They have to go from sixty to zero in milliseconds to prevent you from hitting the other car that so rudely cut in front of you. So, it’s only fair that you take good care of your tires. … Read more

5 Important Fireplace Maintenance and Safety Tips

A fireplace is an important piece in your home. From family gatherings in the cold weather to spending the holidays in front of it, a fireplace is a part of your daily family life. In order to keep your fireplace looking great as well as keeping your family safe when it is in use, there … Read more

5 Safety Tips On Driving in Snowstorm Weather

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With another snowstorm on the horizon, here are 5 great tips on driving safely in this winter weather. Allow extra time to arrive safely at your destination. Leave plenty of space between your car and the car in front of you. SLOW DOWN! Don’t use your cruise control when the roads are icy or snowy. … Read more

Tips to Prevent Snow Melt Damage To Your Property

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We made it through a massive snow storm! Phew! Hopefully your cars are dug out and your dogs are again going to the bathroom outside. Now for the next worry, snow melt damage (the flooding) that often happens after a large snow storm.   Here are some tips to help prevent water damage to your … Read more

3 Home Maintenance Tasks Every Homeowner Should Do This Spring

This week’s contributing blog is by Bode Hennedgan of Life Management for Seniors. Her tips are great for all homeowners getting their homes prepared for spring, not just seniors. Spring is here….or did we just jump right to summer? Whichever it is the temperature is hot. With the change of season comes home maintenance. Here … Read more

10 Safety Tips for Planning an RV Trip

Summer is almost here and that means vacation time for many families. For a few lucky adventurers, driving cross country in an RV is as American as apple pie. Here is a list of 10 safety tips to keep you safe while driving your RV (care of Michele Boyer of camping.about.com). http://camping.about.com/od/Articles-By-Michele-Boyer/a/10-Safety-Tips.htm

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

I think I’m not alone when I’m ready to begin complaining about the heat of summer! With these cold temperatures there is a risk of freezing pipes. I know I spent two days trying to gingerly thaw the pipes in my kitchen. I think I heard a chorus of angels above me when the water … Read more

Prepping Rental Properties Against the Winter

If you own rental properties, there are five things you should do to help prevent a costly claim. Don’t rely on the renter because if these basic steps aren’t followed, it’s your pocket not the renter’s that will be feeling it. 1. Salt and shovel the stairs and sidewalk. 2. If you have an oil … Read more

Real Disasters Happen Everyday. Are You Prepared?

As an insurance agent and someone who deals with other people’s disasters for a living, you would think I would be prepared. A few years ago there was a tornado warning in Philadelphia in the middle of the night. The warnings seemed credible for our area, so my husband and I made the difficult decision … Read more

Teen Texting and Driving: Tips To Help them Stop

We all know that teen texting and driving is a huge problem, especially when it comes to young drivers. I even find myself tempted to read a text when I hear that bing. This article written by Christy Millweard of KFVS gives some helpful tips for not only teen drivers, but also adults on keeping … Read more