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Pool Safety Tips for the Summer

    Swimming pools are great places for family fun in the summer, but they are also a place where safety must come first. According to the American Red Cross, more than 200 children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission also notes, each year approximately 2,700 children are treated for near- drowning incidents in hospital emergency rooms. Safety in and around the pool should be your number one priority.  Edison Insurance Company would like to share some pool safety tips to ensure your family stays safe:    Closely supervise children in and around the pool, giving them your undivided attention.   Install covers, barriers, and alarms around your pool. Fences and walls should be at least 4 feet high and cover the entire pool to prevent a child from wandering into the pool area unsupervised.   Enroll your children in swimming lessons.   Pool noodles and floats are fun toys, ...
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Dog Bite Prevention Week



 

May 15th through 21st is Dog Bite Prevention Week. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million of Americans are victims of dog bites each year. With some knowledge, a majority of these dog bites are preventable.

Edison Insurance Company would like to provide you with some tips from the Humane Society to prevent a dog from biting you:
 

  • Respect the dog's personal space. Do not disturb a dog while it is eating, sleeping, or chewing on a toy.

 

  • Be aware of the dog's body language. If you notice the dog is indicating it is uncomfortable, or feeling the need to bite, keep a safe distance between you and the dog.


If you are approached by a dog who may bite, follow the steps below:
 

  • Resist the urge to scream and run away. Put your hands at your sides and refrain from making direct eye contact with the dog.

 

  • If the dog attacks, feed it anything you can to put a safe distance between you and the dog. 

 

  • If the dog is to knock you to the ground, curl into a ball, put your hands over your ears and stay as calm and motionless as possible. 

 


 
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, or to get a quote, please call (866) 568-8922.
 

Fire Safety Tips for a Happy and Bright Hanukkah




 

Hanukkah is a time for celebration with your family and friends. Do not let potential safety hazards dampen your holiday traditions by following these simple candle safety tips.
 

  • Place your menorah on a sturdy surface made of non-flammable material.

 

  •  Your menorah should be away from flammable materials including curtains and decorations.

 

  • Keep lit candles and matches away from young children and pets.

 

  • Do not leave a lit menorah unattended.


Edison Insurance Company wishes you a safe, bright, and happy Hanukkah. For more fire safety tips, click here.


Allow Edison Insurance Company to shine our light on you and your family by insuring your home, condominium, and precious belongings. Should the unexpected occur, you will be our main focus while we restore your home. To learn more about Edison Insurance Company, please give us a call for a home insurance quote at 866-568-8922 or visit our website.

Avoid Becoming a Victim of Cybercrime

When it comes to Cyber Security, we must remain vigilant. It is especially important to protect ourselves when connecting to the Internet while at home or on the go.

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Tips for Safely Preparing Your Thanksgiving Meal


 

Thanksgiving and the holidays are times we enjoy sharing the kitchen with our family and friends. Whether you are preparing your first Thanksgiving meal, or are an experienced chef, it is important you are aware of the safest ways to prepare and cook your turkey and fixings.

When preparing your Thanksgiving meal, be aware of the four main safety issues as advised by the CDC.

Safe Thawing: Thaw your turkey at a safe temperature. Temperatures between 40 and 140°F are the ranges where bacteria can rapidly multiply. Thaw food safely in the refrigerator, the microwave, or in cold water.
 
Safe Preparation: After working with raw poultry, always wash your hands, work surfaces, and utensils before touching other foods.
 
Safe Stuffing: To ensure stuffing is cooked safely and correctly, cook stuffing outside the turkey in casserole dish. If you wish to place stuffing inside the turkey, use a food thermometer to be sure the center of the stuffing reaches a safe internal temperature of 165°F.
 
Safe Cooking:  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is one of the leading dates for home cooking fires. Never leave the kitchen unattended and check on your turkey frequently. Before taking your turkey out of the oven, ensure it has been cooked to a safe temperature of 165°F, by using a food thermometer.


To ensure a delicious and safe Thanksgiving, Edison Insurance Company highly suggests you follow these safety tips. For more Thanksgiving cooking safety tips, click here.
Have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.
 

Allow Edison Insurance Company to shine our light on you and your family by insuring your home, condominium, and precious belongings. Should the unexpected occur, you will be our main focus while we restore your home. To learn more about Edison Insurance Company, please give us a call for a home insurance quote at 866-568-8922 or visit our website.

Stay Safe this Thanksgiving



Thanksgiving is the number-one day for home fires. According to a report recently published by the U.S. Fire Administration, the number of residential fires on Thanksgiving Day is more than double the average number of fires on all other days. Although wildly popular, the improper use of turkey fryers can lead to devastating burns, and the destruction of property. If you are among the millions of Americans who enjoy a deep fried turkey on Thanksgiving, ensure your holiday is a joyous one by following these safety tips while deep frying your turkey:
·         Fryers should always be used outdoors, on level ground, and at least 30 feet away from buildings and flammable materials.
·         Do not overfill fryer with oil; this will cause the oil to spill when the turkey is put in.
·         Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before it is placed in a fryer. A partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot.
·         Take your time lowering the bird in the oil — about 2 inches at a time, with short pauses in between — and cook it for 3½ minutes per pound.
·         Never leave the fryer unattended.
·         Use well-insulated potholders or oven mitts. Wear long sleeves and safety goggles to protect from splatter.
·         Never let children or pets near the fryer when in use or after use, as the oil can remain hot for hours.
·         Keep all-purpose fire extinguishers nearby.
·         If a turkey fryer fire occurs, call 911 immediately.
From our family to yours, have a safe and tasty Thanksgiving dinner!

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Keep it Bright on Halloween Night

  From the sweets, treats, costumes and fun, Halloween is an exciting time for children and parents alike.  To ensure a fun and safe Halloween night, Edison Insurance Company would like to share some “bright” Halloween safety tips.   Decorate costumes and treat bags with reflective tape. If possible, wear bright colored costumes to be visible to drivers. Continue to light up your Halloween night by using flashlights and glow sticks while “trick- or- treating”.   Turn on your homes outside lights to be sure visitors and “trick-or- treaters” are able to see clearly after dark. Avoid a fire by lighting your jack-o-lanterns with battery-operated candles or flashlights. Have a happy, safe, and bright Halloween.  For more Halloween safety tips, click here. Keeping your family and home safe and protected is Edison Insurance Company’s number one priority. We have taken a bright and innovative approach to homeowners insura ...
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Fire Prevention Week

October 4th through 10th is Fire Prevention Week. This week, Edison Insurance Company encourages you to learn ways to protect you, your family, and your home, from a devastating house fire. Smoke alarms are a crucial part of your home fire escape plan, and according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), functioning smoke alarms located throughout your home can cut the chances of dying or being severely injured in a home fire in half. The NFPA also reports a majority of home fire deaths occur during hours when most people are sleeping. This is why installing smoke alarms on the inside and outside of each bedroom in your home is the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week. Continue to make your fire prevention week a success by following these smoke alarm safety tips below: Interconnect your smoke alarms. When one sounds, they all should sound. Test all the smoke alarms in your home at least once a month. Test them by pressing their test button. Replace your smoke alarm ...
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Protect Your Home While On Summer Vacation

Before you depart, follow these helpful tips so you can enjoy a worry-free vacation.

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