Insurance Safe Zone Blog

A monthly blog designed with your safety in mind. Let us help you protect your piece of the world.

Home Flood Preparation

According to a calculation completed in 2020 by First Street Foundation, 14.6 million properties are located within the 100-year flood zone.  That is almost twice the 8.7 million properties that are shown on government emergency maps. The culprit for this variance is primarily changes caused by climate change, among other factors. This is important information […]

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Commercial Auto Fleet Safety

All commercial operations have one thing in common: the need for safe vehicle operation.  Accidents, injuries, and downtime can be costly.  Here are some tips to help keep your fleet running safely and effectively. Develop and utilize a ‘company vehicle policy’ – this should outline expectations, standards for qualifying as a driver, safety and conduct, […]

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Closing Interior Doors Decreases Fire Risks

Due to an increase in synthetic materials being used in both home construction and furniture manufacturing, home fires are burning hotter and spreading more quickly than ever before.  According to research from the non-profit Underwriters Laboratories, closing interior doors in your home can make a dramatic difference when it comes to your safety and the […]

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9 Canoe and Kayak Safety Tips

Always inform someone of your travel plans for the day. Conduct research ahead of time. Whether paddling the river, lake, or ocean, research the body of water in advance of your trip so you are familiar with how to safely navigate. Confirm the trip is within your experience level. It is also a great idea […]

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Slip and Fall Accident Prevention in Your Home and Business

Many injuries sustained during a slip and fall or trip and fall accident could be avoided with regular property upkeep and preventative action.  Slip and fall accidents occur when traction is reduced due to wet or oily surfaces, temporary spills, weather events, or a change in surface type. The following maintenance can create a safer […]

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Spring Driving Tips

With the arrival of spring comes green grass, budding flowers, and warmer days ahead. For many in New England, the snow must melt, before spring can take root. With the snowmelt comes challenges you should be aware of when driving. Here are a few tips to help you safely navigate the roads this spring. Messy […]

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Water Heater Maintenance

While water heaters may come in many different shapes and forms, one commonality among all types of water heaters is that general maintenance helps ensure your unit runs efficiently and without problems for years to come. Performing a visual inspection of your water heater every few months will help prevent costly repairs of the unit […]

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Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit

Unpredictable winter weather can seriously impact your travel plans and daily commute, and the best way to stay safe is to be prepared. Below is a helpful safety reminder as well as a compiled list of winter emergency kit items to keep in your car. For a comprehensive year-round vehicle roadside kit, watch our Emergency […]

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Commercial Auto Company Vehicle Use Policy Tips

Commercial operations come in all shapes and sizes, but a commonality among many businesses is their dependence on reliable and safe vehicle operation. Accidents, potential injuries, and vehicle downtime can be costly and create a backlog for your business. It is always a smart idea to have a company vehicle use policy in place that […]

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Processing A Property Loss Claim

Whether your home floods because of a sump pump backup or your business is damaged by an electrical fire, experiencing a property loss can be a stressful experience. By understanding the claim process ahead of an incident, you can reduce the uncertainty and stress of the situation. Familiarizing yourself with the process now will also […]

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