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Properly Cleaning and Maintaining Your Furnace

Properly Cleaning and Maintaining Your Furnace

Before hunkering down for the cold winter months, make sure your furnace is properly cleaned and inspected to avoid a fire or interruption in service. Furnaces should be inspected by a licensed contractor annually and replaced when recommended. Experts at This Old...

Proper Disposal of Smoking Materials

Proper Disposal of Smoking Materials

Improper disposal of smoking materials is one of the leading causes of structure fires and related deaths and injuries in the United States. In 2014, an estimated 17,200 home fires were reported due to improper disposal of materials such as cigarettes, pipes and...

Kitchen Safety Tips

Kitchen Safety Tips

Whether you are whipping up a gourmet meal or a quick grilled cheese, cooking safety should always be the top priority in the kitchen. From 2017 to 2019, fire departments across the United States responded to an average of 187,500 home cooking fires, according to the...

What You Need to Know When Burning Candles

What You Need to Know When Burning Candles

There are few things as tranquil, and beautiful as a candle burning inside as snow falls outside. But a candle is an open flame and should be treated as such. Fire departments across the country responded to an estimated 7,400 home fires started by candles between...

Clothes Dryer and Washing Machine Safety Tips

Clothes Dryer and Washing Machine Safety Tips

Between 2014 and 2018, fire departments across the United States responded to an estimated 13,820 fires in which clothes dryers ignited, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Of those fires, there were annually an average of seven deaths, 344 injuries...

How to Jump Start a Car

How to Jump Start a Car

As a car insurance company, we’re all about being helpful and human. Because of that, we also want to arm you with the knowledge of what to do in frequent driving situations and tips for doing some basic maintenance on your car. One of those situations is jump...