Helpful Tips

Spring Cleanup

Be ladder smart when cleaning your gutter

 

 

 

As temperatures start warming up, you can finally clean

the gunk out of your gutters. Make sure the ladder

you use isn’t too short — it should extend at least 3

feet over the top of the roof. Put it on firm, level

ground. If the ground is uneven, you can buy “leg

BOATING SEASON

Are you one of the millions of boaters with spring fever, itching to get your vessel out of winter storage and back onto the water? If so, be sure to take the time to properly de-winterize and prepare your boat before taking it out for its first voyage of the season.

Having a spring ritual that includes recommended inspection, tune-up and cleaning of your boat before setting out on your first trip can help prevent a host of problems that could keep you off the water later in the season — not to mention, help keep you and everyone aboard safe during your adventures.

New Law for Smoke Dectors effective April 2019

As of April 2019 the laws for smoke dectors is changing. Check out this article below

Columbia-Greene Media Article 1/2019

A state law will require homeowners and businesses to upgrade their smoke detectors when installing new ones or replacing their old ones.

Expiration of Car Seats

Did you know car seats expire? Check out this article to learn why.

https://www.verywellfamily.com/the-facts-about-car-seat-exp…

DRIVING AS THE FALL SEASON BEGINS

1. LEAVES:  LEAVES ON THE GROUND CAN CAUSE THE ROAD SURFACE TO BE SLIPPERY AND DANGEROUS.  BE CAREFUL WHEN DRIVING ON LEAVES WHETHER OR NOT IT IS RAINING.

2. WEATHER: THE TEMPERATURE CHANGES QUICKLY SO BE AWARE OF SUDDEN CHANGES SUCH AS RAIN, SNOW, SLEET AND FOG.

BUNDLING YOUR ACCOUNTS

Call us and ask about bundling your accounts and check out the link below:

https://www.travelersecardplus.com/VLP/E9AFD8

SUMMER FUN

  • Always make sure your summer recreational vehicles are insured.
  • Always wear your life jackets while boating.
  • Watch for motorcycles.

SPRING CLEAN UP

. Wash and Wax your auto policy:

Winter Tips

  • Make sure your chimmney is cleaned.
  • Use care when burning candles.
  • Keep sidewalks and driveways clear of snow and ice.
  • Keep portable heaters at leat 36" from anything that can burn and run them only when you are home.
  • Keep boats, extra clothes,water,ice scraper and blankets in your car in case of breakdown.
  • Make sure your washer fluid is full, gas tank is never lower than 1/4 and make sure wiper blades are in good working order.

"Carbon Monoxide Safety"

 

Remember anything that burns fuel, such as a fireplace, furnance ,generator, automobile or gas appliance produces Carbon Monoxide.

 

Follow these tips:

Keep your vents clear

Keep generators 20ft from house

Schedule regular maintenance on your furance

Keep fireplaces clear and well vented