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Category: Home and Personal Safety

Fire Safety Tips for National Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week, serves to educate us about the importance of fire safety. Fires can occur anywhere and at any time. In fact, the NFPA reports U.S. fire departments respond to a home fire every 86 seconds. 

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Tips for a Spooktacular and Safe Halloween

We encourage you to keep these tips in mind to ensure a safe Halloween.

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Chim Chim Chimney

Maintaining a clean and well-groomed chimney chute can be the difference between looking forward to warm winter months roasting marshmallows or sweeping up the ashes from a house fire. As we enter National Chimney Safety Week on September 26th, it is important to keep some chimney safety tips in mind.

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Homeowners Insurance Tips for Halloween

As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to keep your home safe for your family and guests. As such, Edison Insurance provides homeowners insurance tips for Halloween.

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Edison Insurance Company Provides Fire Prevention Tips for Homeowners

Fire safety should be a top priority for homeowners and their families. As such, Edison Insurance Company is providing important fire prevention tips for homeowners.  

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Quick Tips for Kids: Pool Safety from Edison Insurance Company

Edison Insurance Company is providing useful information and pool safety tips to keep you and your family safe in and around the pool all year long.

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Usable Tips for National Package Protection Day


National Package Protection Day is celebrated annually on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving to encourage consumers to protect themselves against package theft. As online shopping becomes more and more popular, especially over the holiday season, several million packages will be shipped to doorsteps throughout the country over the holidays. Package theft has become an ever-growing concern in recent years. Take steps to protect your packages this holiday season by following these tips: 



  • Keep an eye out for when your packages are set to arrive at your home by tracking them online. Most online retailers provide tracking numbers once your items have been shipped.


  • Installing security cameras is not only a great deterrent from criminals but is also a great way to see when your packages have arrived.


  • Should you be away from your home for several hours or a few days, ask a trustworthy neighbor or friend to collect your package for you.


  • Reduce the worry altogether by selecting a “ship in-store” option. Although it may not be as convenient, it does provide additional security and is usually a free option. Should the retailer you are purchasing from not offer in-store pickup, consider shipping your package to a local pack and ship store for pickup.


  • An additional option is to have your packages shipped to an Amazon Locker facility or UPS Access Point, where you can pick up your packages by showing proper identification. 


  • Should you know you won’t be home when your package is set to arrive, most mail carriers allow you to reschedule your delivery. This is a great option, however, in some cases, it may cost you a few extra dollars.

By taking heed of these tips, your packages should arrive safely this holiday season. Happy shopping!
Thank you for visiting our blog. Hopefully, you came away with some great home insurance and safety tips. Edison Insurance Company’s mission is to provide quality coverage at competitive rates while providing exceptional service.  For more information on Florida homeowners insurance or to get a quote, please call (866) 568-8922.

Blast into 2020 Safely


New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular days of the year for fireworks displays. As fun and exciting as setting off your own fireworks display can be, it can easily become dangerous should safety precautions not be in place. Fireworks used incorrectly can lead to some serious injuries, and nobody wants to start their new year in an emergency room. In preparation for the upcoming New Year’s celebrations, we would like to share the following fireworks safety tips:



  • If fireworks are illegal where you live, do not use them.


  • Designate a responsible adult to set off fireworks.


  • Place fireworks on a level non-flammable surface.


  • Shoot fireworks off in an open area, away from spectators and flammable materials.


  • Do not point or throw fireworks at other people.


  • Young children should be supervised around fireworks and sparklers.


  • Never re-light or pick up fireworks which have failed to ignite.


  • Fireworks should be lit one at a time


  •   Move away quickly after lighting a firework.


  • Douse used fireworks with water before discarding.


  • The safest option is to leave it to the professionals and attend a public firework show.


We hope you will take our suggestions into consideration and be on your way to a safe 2020. Wishing you and your family a very happy and safe New Year.

 As a Florida homeowner, it is important to protect your property should the unexpected occur. Homeowners insurance coverage to fit the needs of your family is available through Edison Insurance Company. Should you have any questions or concerns about your policy, contact your agent, or call us at 866-568-8922. 

Cooking Safety Tips for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy your family, friends, and a delicious feast. A Thanksgiving meal can be a lot of work for a host, and if proper cooking safety precautions are not taken, your day of thanks could turn into a disaster. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports Thanksgiving to be the peak day for home cooking fires. In fact, the NFPA reported fire departments in the U.S. responded to over 1,500 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving in 2016.

We want your thanksgiving to be fulfilling and safe for you and your guests. As such, please consider the following cooking safety tips:


  • Before you begin cooking, test the smoke alarms in your home to be sure they are working properly.


  • Never leave a hot stove or oven unattended.


  • Keep your children and pets away from hot appliances, food, and liquids.


  • If you are deep frying your turkey, be sure your fryer is used outdoors and away from your home and flammable materials.



  • Consume or freeze leftovers within 3 to 4 days of your Thanksgiving meal.


From our family to yours, have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! For more safety information, click here.

Thank you for visiting our blog. Hopefully, you came away with some great home insurance and safety tips. Edison Insurance Company’s mission is to provide quality coverage at competitive rates while providing exceptional service.  For more information on Florida homeowners insurance or to get a quote, please call (866) 568-8922.

International Fraud Awareness Week – Fraud Prevention Tips


Fraudulent activity continues to be a growing epidemic throughout our country and the world. In fact, there were over 1.4 million fraud reports in the United States in 2018, as reported by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). These fraud reports resulted in a loss of roughly 1.48 billion dollars. The FTC also reports the top types of fraud in 2018 were: imposter scams, debt collection, and identity theft.  Florida ranked as one of the top states for fraud reports. With these startling numbers, it is important consumers take precautions to not fall victim to fraud or identity theft. In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week, November 17-23, we would like to provide you with the following fraud prevention tips:
• Never give out personal information to untrustworthy sources.
• Confirm web addresses change from “http” to “https” or “shttp” when you put in any financial or sensitive information into a website.
• Be cautious of unsolicited emails and delete them
•  Verify the legitimacy of an email, text, or call by contacting the company on the phone or in-person.
• Do not wire money, use a reloadable card, or use a gift card as forms of payment to a possibly illegitimate company.
• Get a second opinion before you give personal information or money to someone.
In the event you should fall victim to fraud or identity theft, Edison Insurance company is here to help.  We offer identity theft expense coverage which could be added to your homeowner’s policy at a minimal cost. This coverage pays for expenses incurred as a result of any single identity theft or fraud discovered or learned during the policy period up to a limit of $25,000. To learn more about our identity theft coverage, or to add it to your policy, contact your agent.
For more information on fraud and fraud prevention, visit the Federal Trade Commission website.
Keeping your family and home safe and protected is Edison Home Insurance Company’s number one priority. We have taken a bright and innovative approach to FL homeowners insurance with coverage options allowing you to customize a policy to best fit your needs. To learn more about Edison Insurance Company, or to get a personalized quote, call us at (866) 568-8922.


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