Archives for December 2018

The Hidden Dangers of Road Salt

The Hidden Dangers of Road Salt

Tips to protect your vehicle from road salt this winter.   Winter has arrived in Illinois. In addition to the dropping temperatures and darker days comes the risk of ice on the road. Across many of the main roads, salt will be spread in order to eat away at the ice to make streets safer. Road salt works by lowering the freezing point of water, and it works effectively to clear the roads of dangerous black ice. However, the salt can wreak havoc on your vehicle, too. The salt can be corrosive Read More

How to Steer Clear of Winter Home Hazards

How to Protect Yourself Against Winter Home Hazards

Reduce your risk of homeowners insurance hazards this winter. Winter is here, and although it brings us fun holidays with the family, it also brings freezing temperatures and adverse weather. If your home is not prepared for the winter months, it could end up costing you. Take a look at these three home hazards that could affect you – and how to prevent them. Frozen Pipes When water turns to ice, it expands. If you don’t have your pipes checked and insulated before the freezing Read More

Fire Prevention Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Fire Prevention Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Keep your holidays merry and bright by making fire safety a priority this festive season. From Christmas trees to hosting a family meal, the winter festivities can often be hazardous. Although this time of year is a period of festivities and celebration, it’s also a time to be more vigilant regarding fire safety. Read on for our quick tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday season. Christmas Trees Choose an artificial tree that has a high fire rating. If you choose a real Read More

How to Get Your Business Ready to Close Over the Holidays

How to Get Your Business Ready to Close Over the Holidays

Prepare your business for the holiday shutdown.   It’s common for many businesses to close over the holidays, allowing employees a chance to enjoy the season with loved ones. If you are planning on closing your business’s doors for a couple of days or even a couple of weeks, there are a few things you need to do to prepare. Send Out a Notification A couple of weeks before closure, let employees, customers, and vendors know when you will be closing and when you’ll reopen. You can choose Read More