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Adapt your business continuity plan for COVID-19 conditions

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business-continuity

With hurricane season now upon us and the risks of wildfires increasing every day in the summer heat, planning for natural disasters is an inevitable and necessary part of every disaster preparation or business continuity plan. But how effective will these plans be in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic?

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Reducing fires and burns in the kitchen

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cooking-fires

With the dine-in restaurant world shut down, we are cooking more at home – and we have the grocery bills to prove it. But with more cooking and more time being spent at home comes the very real potential for kitchen-related fires and burns, including to children.

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Give your chimney a clean sweep

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chimney-fire-prevention

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.

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Help your home stand up to winter

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winter-weather-tips

You can take steps to ensure your home is well prepared for winter weather – and that your family doesn’t get any colder than they want to be. Consider these suggestions for your comfort and safety.

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Sprinklers essential to safety in high-rise residences

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high-rise

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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Fighting fire: Benefits of a residential sprinkler system

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residential-sprinkler

It takes only minutes for a fire to escalate. Even with the responding fire department’s prompt arrival, a home could be destroyed. To help avoid this, have your home fitted with a residential sprinkler system.

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Flue season: Inspect your fireplace and chimney

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flue-fireplace-chimney

Home heating fires are the second leading cause of home fire deaths after cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fireplaces, chimneys and flues account for a significant number of home heating fires.

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Preventing fires in the home

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preventing-fires

A home fire is your most dangerous fire threat. This video from the U.S. Fire Administration has tips for preventing fires at home.

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Spring checklist: How did your home hold up?

By agent, air conditioning, alarm, batteries, carbon, caulking, cooling, driveways, dryer, equipment, exterior, faucet, fixup, gutters, heating, home, independent, Insurance, lighting, maintenance, monoxide, outdoor, paint, Personal Insurance, pipes, play, prevent, protect, pump, railings, repair, replace, roof, safe, safety, service, sidewalks, siding, smoke, spring, sump, vent, windows
spring-home-fixups

As the calendar turns to spring, it’s time to assess how your property weathered the winter. This is a good time to make a “to-do” list to prevent property maintenance and liability issues.

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