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Archive: December 2019

7 Simple Holiday Safety Tips



The holiday season has arrived, bringing the season to spend time and create memories with family and friends. However, it is important you and your loved ones make safety a top priority. As such, we would like to provide the following tips to lessen the risk of an accident occurring this holiday season:
 
  1. Check electrical decorations for any cracks or damages prior to decorating.
 
  1. Keep candles and lit menorahs away from flammable items and out of reach of children and pets.
 
  1. Reduce your risk of a fire by never overloading electrical outlets.
 
  1. Plants, such as poinsettias are pretty for decorative purposes but are poisonous to humans and pets, so be sure to keep them out of reach.
 
  1. Be sure to water your live trees often, as dry trees pose a serious fire hazard.
 
  1. If you use an artificial tree, choose one labeled fire-resistant.
 
  1. Give children gifts which are age-appropriate and avoid small or toys with detachable parts which could pose as a choking hazard.
 
 
 
Remember to follow these tips to ensure a worry-free and safe holiday season with your loved ones.  For more safety tips, click here.
 
 
 
 
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.
 

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.
 



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