With most of the Northeast already under a couple of inches of snow from Snowstorm Juno, and being warned to stay indoors until the weather clears up, we at Petschauer Insurance would like to take this opportunity to share some safety and insurance tips while you are waiting out the storm. We also ask that you keep your ears and eyes out for any news updates and weather advisory’s up until Wednesday.
Our educated staff is great at collaborating with each other and our insurance company partners to bring you these tips for critical times just like this. So, we put together a list of blogs we feel are appropriate for helping you make it through the Blizzard of 2015:
You don’t know it’s there until you or someone slips and falls. This is the scariest part about black ice… The chances of you slipping on black ice areso much higher than on regular ice covered pavements. If someone were to fall on your property, you can be held legally responsible for their injuries. To avoid these types of potential law suits, here are some important safety tips from our partners at Chubb Insurance:
- Shovel/ plow snow towards lower leveled plains, so there is no snow melt runoff.
- Position your gutters so that it drains into planted areas, or into a water drainage system and not onto sidewalks or driveways
- Don’t wait for the temperatures to drop to start putting down salt, sand or ice melt. Place the substances down before the freezing may occur.
We also suggest that you review your liability coverage with your independent insurance agent to be sure you have adequate protection as accidents do happen.
Winter storms season is here and power outages are very likely to occur. Whether you are lucky enough to have a generator ready to power up during this time or you are thinking of purchasing one, this blog is for you. Travelers is one of the many trustworthy insurance companies we represent and we would like to share their valuable advice and safety tips with you right here:
Did you know that on Thanksgiving Day the amount of kitchen fires are two times more likely to occur than on any other day of the year? That seems reasonable, as most of us are celebrating a holiday that resonates because of the amount of food preparation that takes place. That is why we want you to be prepared for the worst, while enjoying the holiday.
Here are 10 tips to keep in mind as the day of feasts approaches:
- Install a fire detector in or near the kitchen.
- Never leave the kitchen when frying or grilling food.
- Use a timer when cooking.
- If using a deep-fryer, keep the fryer outside, away from any walls.
- Avoid loose clothes or long sleeves while cooking.
- Make sure all candles around the house are securely placed.
- Keep kids away from cooking areas.
- Keep all flammable things – oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, towels – away from the stove top and oven.
- Keep the floors clear of any objects you may trip over.
- Make your fire extinguisher functions properly, and place in or near the kitchen.
We hope that you take these tips and put them to use while you prepare for Thanksgiving. Then, the only thing you will have to worry about is overeating. Have a wonderful holiday!