Tips to Create a Home Inventory

Spring is in the air…finally! After what felt like an endless winter, we’re finally getting closer to warmer temperatures and blooming flowers. No spring season is complete, however, without a little cleaning. If you’re planning on doing some organizing, scrubbing, and disinfecting, it’s also the perfect time to conduct or update your home inventory. Keeping an inventory of your personal belongings will help you and your independent insurance agent make sure you have enough personal property coverage on your home insurance policy and can put your mind at ease if something were to happen to your home, such as a fire, flood, or theft. In the event you experience an emergency like this, having a home inventory on hand can help make the claims process easier. Continue reading “Tips to Create a Home Inventory”

Tips For Protecting Your Valuables

Did you know that your homeowners insurance policy alone may not be enough to protect certain valuables? While homeowners insurance does cover your belongings, these policies have limits — meaning items valued beyond the limits of your policy may not be fully covered in the event of a claim. Luckily, there are a few options for homeowners to ensure their valuables are protected in the event of the unexpected. Continue reading “Tips For Protecting Your Valuables”

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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