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Electric Blanket and Heating Pad Safety

Electric Blanket and Heating Pad Safety

Whether you use an electric blanket to snuggle up on a cold winter night or need a heating pad to soothe an ailment, both personal heating appliances have the potential to cause fires if not used properly. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, electric...

Home Generator Safety

Home Generator Safety

If a storm causes a power outage at your home, you may turn to a generator for help. Although generators can provide a temporary source of power, they can also be dangerous if not used properly. Before using any type of generator, the manufacturer's instructions...

Preparing for Winter Storms

Preparing for Winter Storms

If you live in an area of the United States prone to cold weather and tend to get winter storms, you are most likely used to snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain, and flooding. You may have also had to deal with nor'easters and blizzards on occasion. According to the...

Winter Safety Tips

Winter Safety Tips

At MAPFRE, your safety and peace of mind are essential to us. Because insurance is a serious business, we focus on that, so you can focus on the critical moments in life and not worry about the "what ifs." As the winter begins and temperatures fall across many parts...

Turkey Fryer Safety

Turkey Fryer Safety

An average of 170,000 residential building fires were reportedly caused by cooking in 2021, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). Of those fires, there were an average of 135 civilian deaths and 3,000 civilian injuries. The fires resulted in a total...

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Mold?

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Mold?

No one wants mold in their house. But if you do have it, it’s essential to remove it immediately so that it doesn't destroy your home or furnishings or cause you and your family health issues. What causes mold There are various ways mold can get in your home, like...

What Does Home Flood Insurance Cover?

What Does Home Flood Insurance Cover?

According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 90% of natural disasters in the United States involve flooding. Depending on where your property is located, you may be more prone to flooding than someone else. But the truth of the matter is, anywhere it...

Preventing Home Water Leaks

Preventing Home Water Leaks

 Having water damage in your home can be costly. That's why it's important to not only make sure you properly maintain your home, but that you have the right home insurance coverage. According to iProperty Management, the average home insurance claim for water damage...

Basement Fire Safety Tips

Basement Fire Safety Tips

Fires can happen in any part of the house, but the basement is one of the most dangerous areas. If you have a basement, having little to no windows and having only one point of entry could make it difficult to escape if there is a fire. Crews fighting a potential...