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Homeowners: Avoid Harrowing Horrors with These Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween is a time for treats and spooky tricks—all in good fun, of course. While it can be one of the most entertaining times of the year, Halloween also brings with it seasonal hazards that pose risks for homeowners. From candles in jack o’ lanterns to dark driveways and dangling decorations, it’s important to make Halloween safety a top priority, especially if you plan to invite trick-or-treaters to your door. To help you avoid any harrowing horrors inside or outside of your home this October 31, check out these Halloween safety tips:

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Keep Your Holidays Happy by Avoiding these Hidden Hazards

Family Gathering on Christmas‘Tis the season to be jolly! Thanksgiving officially ushers in the holiday season, when many of us celebrate with family and friends from November through January 1. While no one wants to put a damper on the festivities, being oblivious to hidden holiday hazards can put you and your loved ones in danger. Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of a serious holiday mishap by knowing how to prevent the following holiday hazards which may not be top of mind during this time of year.

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Keep Halloween a Treat with These Safety Tips

Halloween and InsuranceThis week, ghosts, goblins, and just about every other kind of creature and costume will be on the prowl as Halloween approaches. As one of the year’s most exciting and fun-filled times, we all want to enjoy the good-natured tricks and treats that are part of it. To help you enjoy Halloween safely, review these safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and be sure to share them with the parents, guardians, and any young trick-or-treaters you know.

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Where are Your Important Documents & Records?

What if you needed to find an important document, such as your cell phone contract, will, or child’s birth certificate without warning? Could you find it quickly, or would you have to search? What if you had an accident and a friend or family member had to find your important medical records for you? Would they be able to find them easily, or would they have to dig through your desk or kitchen drawers?

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What If Wednesday: Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Christmas! Part One

homeowners insurance | Kemner-Iott AgencyChristmas time is here, and you’re buzzing like a happy Who. Your house is decorated, your cookie jars are full, and there are piles of special gifts under your tree. But what if you aren’t sure how to keep those gifts protected? How can you keep the Grinches of theft, accident, or fire from stealing your Christmas?

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What if Wednesday: Treasured Thanksgiving Traditions

Holiday Safety Tips by Kemner-Iott | Cassopolis InsuranceWhat if…this is my first year to host Thanksgiving dinner? What are some of the traditions I might want to incorporate into my celebration?

Most of us enjoy the annual tradition of Thanksgiving with families and friends, but participating as a guest is quite different than hosting such an event. If you haven’t hosted a large gathering before, you may wonder if you’re up to the task.

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What if Wednesday: Remember Safety this Thanksgiving

holiday safety | Insurance | Kemner-IottWhat if… I’m excited about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, but want to keep my family safe during the celebration?

Thanksgiving is a joyous occasion, but can also be fraught with unpleasant accidents. Turkeys and decorations that catch fire, falls on icy porch steps, and illness from improperly cooked food can be, unfortunately, a few of the hazards of an improperly planned holiday.  Staying safe this Thanksgiving won’t take a huge amount of work – just follow these simple steps to keep your holiday celebration on track and free of accidents or illness.

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5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

It’s getting chilly outside!  As the temperatures drop, homeowners must prepare for winter.  Here are 5 tips to help you ensure a safe and claim-free winter:

1.   Be sure to turn off your water system if you leave for vacation, or if you own a seasonal home.  This helps to prevent pipes from freezing or bursting.

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More Tips for Hazard-Free Holidays!

During the holidays many of us gather with friends and family to create memories that will last a lifetime.  This is a wonderful time of joy, peace, and cheer!  But let’s not forget to keep safety first at all times.  Here are some tips to keep your holidays hazard-free.

Holiday Gifts

  • Purchasing gifts for young children this year?  Remember to check labels for age and safety recommendations.  This is especially important for children under 3.
  • After a child has opened her gifts, discard packaging materials immediately; they can be dangerous for a child.
  • Did you receive an expensive gift (a piece of jewelry, art, or sports equipment)?  Call your home insurance agent to see that it is properly insured.

Holiday Entertaining

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Tips for Hazard-Free Holiday Decorating!

The holidays are a time to create wonderful, fun-filled memories.  Many of us spend time cooking, decorating our homes, giving gifts, and entertaining.  It’s also extra important to be vigilant, and take care to avoid fires and accidents this holiday season.

Holiday Decorating

Cheery lights, an evergreen tree, and a cozy fire in the fireplace are holiday essentials to many of us.  Let’s keep safety in mind as we decorate this season.

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