Archive for the home safety Category

Time to double-check your pipes!

January 05, 2018

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: & Frozen Pipes, Home, home safety, Ice, Insurance, Snow, weather

With winter sending an arctic blast across much of North America, homeowners and business owners will want to increase monitoring to prevent damage from frozen pipes. These prior posts from our blog give additional information on how to prevent pipe freezes and offer techniques for minimizing damage if you do suffer a pipe freeze.  …
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Here are 7 tips to keep your children safe on social media

October 20, 2017

Weston Wolfe

Categories: children, Cyber Liability, Home, home safety, parenting, personal, Safety, Safety Tips, student, teens

1. Say “no” as long as you can Many experts agree that middle-school aged children are simply too young to understand the potential dangers. The legal age for some platforms is 13. But for some parents, allowing kids to have a way to share photos or communicate with friends seems harmless. 2. Decide together which…
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When you know a storm is coming, take steps to prepare

September 01, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: Claims, Home, home safety, hurricanes, Safety, Safety Tips, weather

When a hurricane or tropical storm turns inland, it may diminish in strength, but the potential remains for severe damage from winds and heavy rain. When you know a storm is coming, take steps to minimize damage and speed recovery. First and foremost, take whatever precautions are necessary to protect yourself and your family. While…
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Tips to prevent theft and avoid burglaries

August 08, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: Home, Home Inventory, home safety, Insurance, pool safety

Residential break-ins and burglaries spike over the summer months. Because as the temperature rises and the weather improves, we tend to do things that make ourselves more vulnerable to theft, like: Opening and forgetting to close and lock our windows, sheds and garages. Leaving our sunroofs open, windows down or convertible tops removed while we’re…
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Protect your home from water damage 10 simple tips

July 20, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: & Frozen Pipes, Home, Home Inventory, home safety, Insurance, Safety, Safety Tips, Travel, vacation

  Whether you’re at home or enjoying your vacation, we’re always looking for ways to make sure you’re protected from every angle and help you avoid the unexpected. Simple, proactive steps can help you minimize water damage or even prevent it from happening in the first place. Before your next vacation, use these tips to…
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6 Ways to Make Your Home Safer

July 13, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: Home, home safety, House Fire Safety, Safety, Safety Tips

Whether your insurance clients own a house or rent an apartment, there’s no excuse for not making home safety a priority. Along with the peace of mind, these steps will go a long way in mitigating potential liabilities and avoiding costly insurance claims. 1. Check your smoke detectors. Per the National Fire Protection Association, three out of every five…
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7 Tips to Prepare Your Home for a Storm

July 06, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: Home, home safety, Safety, Safety Tips, weather

7 tips to prepare your home for storms

While summer typically means warmer weather, it can also bring a variety of harsh weather conditions, sometimes leading to severe storms. Homeowners can take preventative measures to help reduce damage if and when a severe storm hits. Ken Enscoe, senior director of Catastrophe Operations at Nationwide, shared some tips on how to help prepare your home:…
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June is National Homeownership Month – 10 Quick Home Maintenance Tips

June 30, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: Home, home safety, Insurance

home maintenance

June is National Homeownership Month! See these maintenance tips to keep your home in good condition. Home maintenance isn’t restricted to repairs. In fact, certain tasks–when performed regularly–may actually prevent things from breaking in the first place. But when things do go wrong (and it’s inevitable that they do), we have some backup plans that you…
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Lightning Safety – Protecting Smart Homes from Lightning Strikes

June 24, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: Home, home safety, Insurance, personal

lightning Safety

What better time than National Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 18 – 24, 2017) to highlight some key statistics about lightning and how to protect homes, especially those with complex technology, against lightning’s harmful effects. • Lightning strikes 25 million times per year in the U.S.1 • The temperature of lightning is hotter than the sun!2…
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Stay safe in and around the pool

May 18, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: home safety, pool safety, Safety Tips

A dip in the pool is a great way to enjoy the sun and get some exercise, but pools are not without hazards. Make sure everyone in the family knows how to be safe in and around the water. Here is a sampling of our blogs about pool safety. Everybody in the pool! Safely According…
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