Anchor Insurance Blog

Wildfire Safety: What You Need to Know NOW

Posted by Anchor Insurance on May 11, 2017 12:47:47 PM

Many homeowners face the risk of wildfires.  Governer Rick Scott recently declared a "state of emergency" in Florida due to all of the recent wildfires across the state.  Many of these fires are triggered by lightning or accidents. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes. Some homes survive, but unfortunately, many others do not. Those that survive almost always do so because their owners had prepared for fire. Reduce your risk by preparing now to protect your family, home and property.

Here are some things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property in the event of a fire.

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Topics: Safety Tips, Home Safety

The 12 Hazards of Christmas

Posted by Anchor Insurance on Dec 20, 2016 4:24:59 PM

There's nothing like the holidays to bring family and friends together. But the holidays also bring opportunities for incidents to occur around the home.  Here are (come on, sing along...) 12 things at Christmas to celebrate safelyyyyy... well, we tried.

1. Christmas Trees

Nothing could be more dangerous than dried twigs and branches in your living room.  Unless it's dried twigs and branches with lots of paper around it, within "striking distance" of a warm crackling fire and hot light bulbs.  Remember to check the water level of your tree daily and keep it in a container that can hold an adequate water supply. To test if your tree is sufficiently hydrated, give a branch a gentle tug. If needles easily break, it's time to water.  Be sure to keep your tree, decorations and wrapping papers away from any flames.

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Topics: Safety Tips, Home Safety, Holiday Tips

Football Season Safety Tips

Posted by Anchor Insurance on Sep 13, 2016 9:28:50 AM

It’s football season again. Time for tailgating, screaming at refs and hoping for wins. With all of the fun going on, it’s easy to forget about safety. However, whether it’s grilling outdoors or throwing things at the TV, there are some safety tips everyone should follow this football season.

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Topics: Safety Tips