Stockings Hung with Care: Holiday Decorating Tips

The holidays are here! Decorating your home indoors and out is a longstanding tradition – but it also comes with risks. Every year, hospital emergency rooms treat nearly 13,000 people who become injured by faulty lights and other decorations, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Playing it safe when decorating your home for …

Safety First: Don’t Get Spooked this Halloween

Tasty treats, spooky skeletons, and ghastly ghouls are all part of Halloween fun. Whether you’re hosting a safe, socially-distanced boneyard bash, or handing out candy to costumed neighbors, tricksters may be roaming the streets in search of mischief. Property vandalism and injuries spike on Halloween. More vandalism claims are filed on Halloween than any other …

A Flood Can Happen Anywhere, Anytime

Floods are the most widespread of all weather-related natural disasters in the U.S., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Flooding causes billions of dollars of damage across the country, yet many Americans don’t have flood insurance. Floods can happen anywhere, even in low- or moderate-risk flood zones. Some of the homes damaged by …