It’s back-to-school time again. We thought it might be a good time to review some of those circumstances that are unique to the school year, especially as they relate to your insurance coverage and liability.
From bus riding, to carpooling, to securing your child's belongings, you can find helpful information by click "Read More".
Social media has changed our lives. In today’s world, it is second nature for many of us to have our phone handy at every moment to stay connected with our friends and share everything that is going on in our lives in real time. We check in to show where we are, post pictures and video along with details of what is going on, and we love to share the details when we have special plans. We know that our friends enjoy keeping up with us this way. But there can be a dark side to all this sharing – especially when you’re on vacation.
According to the Prince William County Virginia Police Department, burglars take full advantage of your use of social media to find out where you live, what you have, how long you are likely to be away from your property. They stalk their prey, learning which homes offer the most valuable contents and when it is best to break in. (See more about how burglars use social media in this infographic.)
So how do you avoid putting your home at risk while you’re on vacation? Learn to be savvy about social media safety with the following tips.
It’s that time again when millions of Americans look forward to outdoor barbecues. If you’re among them, then there are some things you should know before you fire up the grill.
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) warns that about 5,700 grill fires happen each year on residential property, and most are caused by improperly functioning gas grills. These fires cause on average 100 injuries and ten deaths, not to speak of an average $37 million in property damage. Moreover, hospital emergency rooms see thousands of people with burn injuries resulting from barbecuing.
Accidents will happen, but there is much less chance if you practice safe grilling and grill-maintenance.
Regardless of our swimming abilities, many of us beat the heat in our backyard swimming pool as summer temperatures soar. It seems that taking advantage of a residential swimming pool is more popular than ever before. In fact, well over 8 million U. S. households owni a pool, according to the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals.
But all swimming pools – from the simplest inflatable wading pool to the most elaborate luxury in-ground variety – can present a danger, especially to children.
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