Have a safe holiday season.
We at Udell Family Insurance would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. As experienced insurance providers, we understand that the holidays pose certain risks to you, your loved ones, and the things that matter most to you. This is why we strongly recommend trying out these holiday safety tips this year.
- Please refer to our blog titled “Holiday Fire Safety Suggestions” for our top home fire safety tips.
Home Security Safety
- If you are leaving for the holidays, keep your plans under wraps. You do not want many people to know that your home will be uninhabited as this increases the chance of your home being targeted for a robbery.
- Hire a house sitter or ask a friend to collect your mail and keep an eye on your home while you are away. A human presence at your home will keep criminals away.
- If you are particularly worried about a break-in, then invest in a good home security system.
- Before you set out on your holiday road trip, make sure that you have your car professionally serviced. This will reduce your chances of breaking down in the middle of your journey.
- Check to see which weather conditions you will encounter on your drive and prepare your car accordingly. For instance, if rain is expected, then make sure your car has new tires, heavy-duty windshield wipers, and freshly cleaned headlights.
- Pack an emergency car kit. Your kit should include things like basic tools, first aid supplies, food, water, emergency money, and other useful supplies in the event that you break down and get stranded.
- Put floor mats by your front door to reduce the amount of water that your customers and employees track in. Use “wet floor” signs to warn people about their slipping risk.
- If you are closing for the holidays, consider hiring a security guard or invest in a security system to ensure that your business isn’t broken into.
- Before leaving for the holidays, make sure to unplug all non-essential electronics and appliances. This will save you money on energy costs while also reducing the chances of a power surge damaging these items.
- Review your business insurance to ensure that you have adequate coverage for the various risks that your business will face from winter weather conditions and other threats.
These are some of the holiday safety tips that you should employ to protect the people and things that you value most. Remember, having the right insurance in place is another great way to protect everyone and everything that you love. For assistance with all your coverage needs, contact the experts at Udell Family Insurance today.