A few helpful tips to get you through the winter

Hi everyone!

As I look out my office window I can’t help but notice how cold it looks outside. All the snow covering the sidewalks and steps, the gray sky and the wind blowing makes me wonder about all the little things I could of missed during my winter prep. I started searching the web for some helpful tips and reminders of things we should all keep in mind during this winter season. I gathered information from a few different websites because I wanted to provide tips for personal, vehicle & home safety. Enjoy and stay warm!

Tips for driving in the snow from AAA

  1. Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry. And take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.

  2. Keep your gas tank at least half full.

  3. Don’t stop while going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.

Homeowner winter tips from “Today’s homeowner with Danny Lipford”

  1. Drip both hot and cold water from faucets in kitchen and bathroom. This not only keeps water moving through the pipes, but relieves built-up water pressure in the pipes if they should freeze.
  2. Open cabinet doors under sinks.
  3. Put draft snakes on window sills, between window frames and against doors.

Personal safety tips for winter from “Mentalfloss.com”

  1. Warm yourself up first it’s easier to change your body temperature than room temperature, not to mention eco-friendly. Instead of turning up the heat, put on another layer of clothing.

  2. Hot showers immediately warm you up but cold showers improve blood circulation between your skin and organs. Cold showers are also correlated with a stronger immune system.

    Ice and slow take it slow

 

This is what makes giving back so rewarding

For the past few years we have donated hundreds of dollars in gift cards to the Manchester, NH Boys & Girls club teens around the holidays. All of our employees participate in donating toward the purchase of gift cards to places like dominoes, dunkin donuts, subway etc.. before they go on winter break we always want to help keep their stomach’s full. Being a part of this means so much to our employees because we know how much the teens appreciate it. The Boys & Girls club hosts a Holiday party for the members and during it they play games and earn points to obtain the gift cards to make it even more fun.  What is most rewarding to our employees when participating in donating is seeing how happy the teens are when we deliver the gifts with a big box of chocolates because they don’t expect it and are more grateful each year. We received a thank you card from the Teen Director, Shirley she included a picture with a few of the kids standing with Santa all with big smiles on their faces. In return that put a smile on ours and we wanted to share.

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We are moving! here is a peek at our new location in Keene, NH

Hi everyone!

We have recently purchased a new building and we are very excited to share some of the details along with a few photos. Our last building was on Railroad St in Keene and it was off of the main road so we decided we wanted to make our office more visible and easier to find for our clients & future clients. We have moved to 668 Main St it’s about 1 mile down route 12 south headed toward the fair grounds on the left hand side. We will be officially open for business there on Monday, January 23rd 2017 during our normal business hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. Feel free to stop by and meet our Keene employees who offer great customer service along with any personal & commercial insurance needs you may have.

Why everyone should consider Umbrella Coverage

Nobody needs to buy an umbrella because it’s not essential to survival but in the middle of a rain storm who is going to be happier? The person who is covered by the umbrella or the person getting soaked? Probably the person who was prepared for the storm.

Umbrella coverage is like having insurance on your liability insurance. If you are ever sued for negligence the umbrella insurance is capable of covering many, if not all of the unpredictable expenses you may incur. The biggest reason to have umbrella insurance is that it can protect you from having your personal assets, financial savings or even your home seized to pay legal fees or other possible costs due to negligence.

Two important things to remember when deciding if you need umbrella insurance or not, one, anybody can be sued and two, umbrella insurance is affordable extra protection no matter your budget. If you have a vehicle or home you can be sued for negligence which means everyone should want that peace of mind knowing they have the additional umbrella coverage if an incident did occur.

A personal umbrella policy provides protection against non-business related personal injury liabilities such as slander, wrongful eviction or false arrest. Contact your agent to discuss the further benefits of carrying this important liability coverage.