Tips For Preventing Ice Dams

As we head deeper into winter, we want to make sure your home is ready for the weather that comes along with it. One of the biggest winter hassles for homeowners in New England comes in the form of ice dams. Beyond damaging your roof and gutters, ice dams can also lead to serious water damage within your home, which is why we wanted to make sure you understand what they are, how they form, and what you can do to prevent them.

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Winter Fire Prevention Tips

As the winter temperatures set in, we want to make sure your home and family are prepared for the colder weather. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, winter home fires account for an average of 890 deaths and $2 billion in property losses every year. Heating-related fires are the second leading cause of home fires, followed only by cooking fires. Keep your family and home safe this year by following these important steps. Continue reading “Winter Fire Prevention Tips”

Preventing Common Winter Hazards for Businesses

Winter weather in New England can be unpredictable — but your business can’t be. It’s important to be aware of winter-related risks so that you can take the necessary steps to prevent them. This will ensure that you keep your property and employees safe, and keep your business running smoothly without a costly interruption. Put the necessary time into preparation and prevention this winter by following our tips below. Continue reading “Preventing Common Winter Hazards for Businesses”

Safe Online Shopping Practices

With the holidays right around the corner, individuals everywhere are choosing to avoid the lines at the mall and shop online from the comfort of their own homes. While shopping online is certainly convenient, there are some things you should be aware of to protect your private information. Here at Quincy Mutual Group, we want to remind our customers to be cautious when shopping online, which is why we put together a list of safe online shopping practices.

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Halloween Safety Tips

The leaves are changing and temperatures are dropping, which can only mean one thing — Fall is officially here! And while your children may be filled with excitement as they count down the days to Halloween, we understand that as parents, this holiday can be a bit more stressful than fun. According to a national survey conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide, 77% of parents have Halloween-related fears, from pedestrian injuries to eating unsafe Halloween treats. Here at Quincy Mutual Group, we want to help you make this holiday safe and fun for everyone, which is why we’ve put together this guide full of tips to get you through costume planning and decorating to a night of trick-or-treating.

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Hurricane Preparedness for Businesses

Strong, destructive storms can happen at any time, but the peak is during hurricane season. Atlantic hurricane season occurs every year from June through November, and September is statistically the height of the season. When hurricanes hit, a lot of the focus is on protecting homes from high winds and flooding, but it’s important to also think about your business, especially if you own a brick-and-mortar location.

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