In our final of three blog entries about the insurance implications of attractive nuisances like treehouses, swing sets, and swimming pools, we will talk about the dangers of a fire pit, grill or gas fireplace. Is a fire pit, grill or gas fireplace an attractive nuisance? To review, an attractive nuisance is a feature on…

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As summer gets rolling, people start looking forward to spending time outdoors.  Kids especially look forward to spending time in a swimming pool when the hot weather hits.  While parents should be encouraging their kids to be active, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers they could face in their outdoor environments, especially…

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As summer approaches, people start looking forward to spending time outdoors.  Kids especially get excited about playing outside on their trampolines.  While parents should be encouraging their kids to be active, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers they could face in their outdoor environments, especially in the summertime.  In fact, the National…

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A large number of Americans are now working from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and students are finishing up the school year remotely.  As a result, internet speeds are beginning to lag nationwide as people try to stream, videoconference, and download at much higher rates than ever before. The New York Times reports that…

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Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin. But these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer.  Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws.  To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your…

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Know Electrical Cord Safety In addition to keeping cords out of sight, electrical cords should be kept out from underfoot to prevent tripping. They should always be kept in good condition so they don’t become fire hazards.  Here are some tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Electrical Safety Foundation International on electrical…

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With Summer in full swing and the kids out of school, you may be looking forward to cookouts, children playing in the pool or yard, and gatherings of friends and family.  Make sure you and your guests stay safe and happy this Summer by taking steps to keep your home cool and protected from costly…

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You’ve been waiting all winter to head outdoors and fire up the grill.  Got the burgers and brats?  Check.  Got the propane or charcoal?  Check.  How about the fire extinguisher?  If not, you’re not quite ready.  Barbecuing is fun, but it comes with hazards.  Consider these safety tips for grilling season to keep your home…

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The Menace of the Mower Every Saturday morning as a child, I would wake to a list of chores my Mom had set out on the kitchen island for me and my sister to complete.  My parents had attached a monetary opportunity with each of the chores, the value growing as the task increased in…

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Don’t let your last text be your last words. Distracted driving can be caused by many different distractions while you are behind the wheel. Common driving distractions include mobile phones, radios, televisions, eating, and dangerous activities such as applying makeup or trying to remove your jacket. People who use cell phones while driving are 34%…

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