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Tips for a Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday Season

Tips for a Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday Season

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA The holidays are here which means it’s time for spending more time in the kitchen, putting up festive decorations, and celebrating with loved ones. However, the holidays can also be a time filled with kitchen disasters, decorating fails and overindulgence. By making smart preparations beforehand, you can help keep […]

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8 Steps to Maintain Your Fire Sprinkler Systems

8 Steps to Maintain Your Fire Sprinkler Systems

Despite your best prevention efforts, a fire can happen without warning, leaving a path of destruction for your business. Property damage from fires totaled an estimated $12 billion in 2012, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Fire sprinklers are considered one of the most effective fire suppression systems available. According to the NFPA, […]

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Fire and Travel Safety Tips for Your Thanksgiving Holiday

Fire and Travel Safety Tips for Your Thanksgiving Holiday

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, people across the country are gearing up for the start of the holiday season. Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends, but it’s also important to remember that there is an increased chance of cooking fires and car accidents on this day. Fire Safety Tips […]

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6 Holiday Home Safety Tips

6 Holiday Home Safety Tips

The holidays are finally upon us, which means New England homeowners will be out decking the halls for the season. With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be easy to forget the insurance risks involved with decorating and entertaining guests. Here are some holiday home safety tips that are sure to […]

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3 Halloween Tricks Covered by Your Insurance

3 Halloween Tricks Covered by Your Insurance

Are you a homeowner worried about uncovering more tricks than treats this Halloween? Fortunately for you, some of the most common Halloween mishaps are covered by your existing insurance policies, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III). Trick #1: Vandalism On Halloween night, most homeowners dread those over-rambunctious tricksters who roam the neighborhood looking for […]

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We Hear Smoke Detectors, Not Smoke

By Megan Cooney, Marketing Assistant What do you think is the leading cause of house fires in the United States? Chimney fires? Electrical fires? Outdoor fire pits? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Between 2007 and 2011, U.S. Fire Departments across […]

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How Fire Protection Is Used In Determining Homeowner’s Insurance

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA Each year, hundreds of thousands of fires take place in U.S. homes at a cost of billions of dollars a year. Fire departments responded to 384,000 home fires in 2010, compared with fewer than 100,000 fires in all other structures, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  Home […]

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