Archive for the Safety Tips Category

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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Staying Covered On Vacation

August 11, 2016

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips, Travel

Many families enjoy the luxury of renting a beach home or a house in the mountains for a vacation getaway. Before you finalize your trip and check into vacation mode, check to see how your homeowner’s insurance policy would respond in the event of a loss. Most policies provide the two most important coverage to…
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Vacation Ready: 6 Pro Ways to Protect Your Home While Away

June 22, 2016

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Home, Safety Tips, Travel

Summer break, road trips, family reunions – plenty of reasons to flee to the beach or head out on a summer adventure. However, studies by the Department of Justice show that burglaries increase by 10.5% in the summer months. With so many home unattended during this time, homes are more likely to targeted. These helpful…
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8 Safety Tips for Your Summer Backyard Bash

June 14, 2016

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Home, House Fire Safety, Safety Tips

Summertime: the grill is on, the beverages are in the cooler, and friends and family gather outside to enjoy the late nights and summer fun. With all the activity going on in the backyard, it’s easy to lose track of what’s going on and cause an accident. According to the National Fire Protection Association, outdoor…
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Watch the Lint: Washer and Dryer Maintenance Tips to Know

May 03, 2016

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Home, House Fire Safety, Safety Tips

Mother and daughter doing laundry together.

Doing the laundry is a pivotal point in our weekly lives: from separating the lights and the darks to finding that missing sock, this task consumes a portion of our week for the best and the worst. However, the lack of upkeep with your washer and dryer can lead to serious issues. According to the…
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Words to make a parent nervous: Teen driver

August 26, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips

  Proactive discussion among the new driver, his or her parents and your local insurance agent can make the teenage driving years a lot less stressful. Readiness – First, make sure your teenager is ready to be behind the wheel. Even a delay of six months could allow your teen enough time to be ready for…
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Can you find your utility shutoff valves?

July 09, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips

Whether a disaster causes you to stay put or evacuate, consider: WATER SERVICE – When a pipe breaks suddenly or when there’s a threat of below-freezing weather, you may need to shut off the water supply. Locate your water shutoff valve in advance and clearly tag it so you’ll be ready to take quick action….
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Do I need insurance when renting a vacation home?

June 17, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips

Do I need insurance when renting a vacation home? Insurance tips for travel Jun 10, 2015 | By Insurance Information Institute Make sure your clients understand whether or not their possessions will be covered in the event of loss due to fire, theft or other events when renting a vacation home. (Photo: Shutterstock) As the…
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Get ready to fire up the grill! (And do it safely)

May 22, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips

  Whether using gas or charcoal, grill safely. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of backyard grilling season. The Insurance Information Institute estimated that Americans enjoy more than three billion barbecues each year. Unfortunately, each summer season also brings numerous home fires and burn injuries associated with outdoor grilling activities. A study of residential fires…
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Time to prepare for tornado season

May 01, 2015

Weston Wolfe

Categories: Safety Tips

Spring is peak tornado season for most states. Spring signals the start of tornado season for most of the United States, with a peak in May and June. Now is a good time to prepare by checking your emergency kit, buying fresh batteries and updating your family’s emergency communication plan. “Tornado alley” in the southern…
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