Home Safety

 

Cold Weather Prep: Things to Keep In Mind When You Turn Your Heat On

  For most New Englanders, we pride ourselves on waiting to turn the heat on in our homes until November 1. It’s like a competition to see who can tough it out the longest. Whether you turn the heat on in October, November or December, here are some things to make sure you check… 1. […]

Poolside Safety Tips for a Safe and Fun Summer

  Summer is here, and for many of us, that means school is out. Suddenly, we have a lot of hours to fill with our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Trips to the beach, local swimming pools and our own backyard pools are a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather, but also pose a […]
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Close Before You Doze: The simple fire safety tip that could save your life

Some of us do it naturally, and some of us might have to train ourselves to do it, but all of us should be doing one thing at night before we go to bed, closing our door. Nationally, and here locally in Milford there have been countless fires that have destroyed homes and risked lives. […]

Cold Weather Warnings: Keeping Your Pipes Warm During Frigid Temperatures

  Cold temperatures are here to stay for the next couple months. With temperatures in the teens and even lower, the likelihood of frozen pipes increases greatly. Here are some tips for keeping your home—and your pipes—warm this winter. •Make sure everyone in your house knows where to find the main water shut off valve, […]

Avoid Griswold-like Disasters This Holiday Season

  I don’t know about you but Christmas is one of our favorite times of year, especially when the Christmas tree is up and the neighborhood is full of lights. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe while decorating the inside, and outside of your house this holiday season. -Pick your […]

Home Maintenance Tips to get your House Ready for Spring

  It seems like winter may have gone easy on us this year, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t do damage to our homes and property before it left. Below are some common spring time repairs that could save you hassles on your homeowners insurance Damaged Gutters: We had a few storms this winter where […]

Medway Firefighter Saves the Day With Early Carbon Monoxide Detection

    Too often when it comes to Carbon Monoxide the stories we see making the headlines are tragedies. Recently however, in Medway we heard a story with a much happier ending when an off-duty firefighter smelled a suspicious odor while dropping his children off at day care. The school, which did have Carbon Monoxide […]

Ice Dams: Preventing a Repeat of Last Year’s Disaster

    If you weren’t living under a rock during last year’s record winter you probably heard about ice dams. Even if your home didn’t have them, chances are you knew someone who did. They were everywhere. Insurance companies and insureds were dealing with the water damage left in their wake long after the last […]

Spooky Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween is a very exciting time of years for kids, and many adults. The candy, the decorations and costumes are all part of what makes Halloween fun but also a little dangerous. We have 3 safety tips for children, and 3 tips for homeowners to help keep your Halloween from getting scarier than […]

Lawn Mower Safety: Keeping the Mundane in Your Maintenance

  Every weekend in yards all around you can hear the sounds of lawnmowers and smell the fresh cut grass. While in many ways lawn mowing is one of the most mundane and normal of summer activities, it is a potentially dangerous one as well. Every year approximately 75,000 people go to the emergency room […]