Grilling season is here, and with all the social distancing that 2020 has brought us, consumers are eager to do more home cooking at their backyard grills. Unfortunately, each summer season also brings numerous home fires and burn injuries associated with outdoor grilling activities.
Homeowners with a wood-burning fireplace or solid fuel stove or insert can protect your property and your family by having a qualified professional inspect and clean your chimney at least annually. Maintaining a chimney through an annual inspection and cleaning is critical, especially as winter approaches and temperatures drop.
High-rise buildings with residential uses pose unique risks that deserve special attention to safety. Whether you are purchasing a condo, staying in a hotel or living in a high-rise senior apartment or college dorm, consider whether the building is protected by automatic sprinkler systems.
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As you and your family bring out the Halloween decorations and prepare for parties and trick-or-treaters, take time to evaluate the liability exposures associated with having guests on your property.
Heat is a leading weather-related killer, and those who work or spend time outdoors should consider strategies to avoid heat-related illnesses.