Category Archives: FIRE CLAIMS

Clothes Dryer Vent Safety Tips

Statistics about clothes dryer vent fires from FEMA: An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Clothes dryer fire incidence in residential buildings was higher in the fall and winter months, peaking … Continue reading Clothes Dryer Vent Safety Tips

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Lightning

For most of us, lightning does little more than scare our pets and chase golfers from fairways.  The odds of getting struck by lightning are 1 in 1,000,000 according to the National Weather Service.   But lightning is a frequent and widespread cause of loss for homeowners. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average … Continue reading Lightning

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Cooking Outdoors Safely

The summer season is here and many of us will have an outdoor cookout at some point and it is important to be aware of the risks involved.  Here are some good tips to heed: Every year grills & smokers cause thousands of fires, hundreds of injuries, dozens of deaths, and millions of dollars in … Continue reading Cooking Outdoors Safely

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