Holiday Decorating Safety

Stay safe as you decorate and enjoy the holidays by following these tips and best practices covering everything from general safety practices to specifics on how to handle trees, “snow,” lights, candles, trimmings, fires, and paper.

Live Well, Work Well: December 2018

Topic Include:

  • Don’t Let Cooler Temperatures Derail Your Workout Plan
  • This One Thing You Use All the Time May be Covered with Flu Bacteria
  • 3 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress
  • Holiday Budgeting 101
  • Recipe: Crunchy Potato Casserole

The Big Freeze: 5 Signs Your Pipes are Frozen and How to Thaw Them

As the water in pipes freezes it expands, creating as much as 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch, enough to cause almost any pipe filled with water to rupture. The bad news is that a burst pipe can releases hundreds of gallons of water per hour, causing thousands of dollars in damage to repair.

Driving at Night: The Most Dangerous Time to Drive

 

Shorter days, fatigue, compromised night vision, rush hour and impaired drivers all contribute to making driving at night more dangerous than any other time of day. In fact, the risk of a fatal crash is three times greater at night, according to National Safety Council research.

Winter Weather Checklist for Protecting Homes and Businesses

 

Learn more about how to prepare your home and/or business with information regarding winter readiness topics including:

  • Prepare for a Power Outage
  • Prevent Roof Collapse
  • Stay Safe and Warm
  • Prevent Frozen Pipes
  • Know Your Winter Weather Alerts

Do You Know How to Lift and Carry Safely?

Lifting and carrying are power jobs that require special care and training to prevent back injuries. Back injuries accounted for 177,580 of the total 905,690 injuries in the private sector in 2012, according to Injury Facts 2015. Back injuries can be difficult to treat and may result in lengthy and expensive rehabilitation.

Whether lifting at home or at work, make an effort to take special care of your back.

How to File an Auto Insurance Claim

If you are in a car accident it is important to know the steps you should take in regards to filing an auto insurance claim.

Walk through these steps to handle a claim like a pro and let us know what we can do to help along the way.

16 Do’s and Don’ts When You Return Home After a Wildfire

Although wildfire property damage can be huge, often the danger is not over after the flames are putout. Flash flooding, structural damage, road instability and damaged trees are just some of the dangers that homeowners face after a wildfire.