Over the next few days temperatures are going to be below average in our area. A common issue that a lot of homeowners and business owners encounter during this time of year are pipes freezing in their home or business. Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion […]
This next week is projected to be cold throughout the southeast. Have you prepared your home for this winter weather? These are some quick tips you can do on your own to prepare your home for colder weather and the property issues often associated with it. The advice found below is from HGTV to help […]
We all remember Clark Griswold in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” who decided to cover his house in twinkle lights, which resulted in a citywide power outage. While it’s a great movie, no one actually wants to experience a holiday disaster like Griswold. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated 210 home fires […]
The National Fire Protection Association always recommends taking extreme caution anytime you are cooking in the kitchen. Here are some recommendations specifically for Thanksgiving. Did you know that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids […]
You may not think of Halloween as a messy holiday, but after the floors are littered with costume glitter, candy remnants are on your floors and your jack-o-lantern is stuck to the porch, you may reconsider. Or, if you or your home fall victim to Halloween prankster’s vandalism, you might need some extra tips on […]
Three years ago, Superstorm Sandy swarmed through New York and New Jersey affecting the entire east coast. Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (by diameter), the second costliest storm in U.S. history, affecting 24 states, and was responsible for more than $95 billion in damage and hundreds of deaths.
Even before Sandy made landfall, ServiceMaster […]
Fall is officially in the air and even though it is hardly the middle of October the upcoming holidays are going to be here before you know it! Many people participate it in ‘Fall Cleaning’ which is very much like ‘Spring Cleaning’ with the added task of raking up piles and piles of leaves. It’s […]
The second week in October is Fire Prevention Week sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association. A fire disaster is often something we think will never happen to us, until it does. That’s why it’s best to expect the best but be prepared for the worst. You can share with your policyholders […]
The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4-10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.
Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between […]