Five ways to keep your home dry this Spring

A rainy season could cause basement flooding Just when New Hampshire homeowners thought they could rest from the tumultuous weather patterns of winter, the month of April can bring enough rainfall and melting snow to flood their basement. To help families prevent or minimize flood damage, the Insurance Center has suggestions that can help homeowners beat a rainier than expected season. Insurance Center President Robert J. Sammon said, “Floods in the basement can pose a significant health r...
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Protect your home with these preventative measures

‘Spring Cleaning’ has a whole different meaning for homeowners After a long and snowy winter season, New England residents are welcoming warmer days. Before you plan an excursion through our woodlands, homeowners may want to consider some preventative measures to protect their home from further degradation. To help homeowners prioritize projects, the Insurance Center has outlined some key areas that may need your attention sooner rather than later. “Spring cleaning has a different signific...
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These tips will keep you warm all winter long

Carelessness can make heating equipment dangerous With biting cold temperatures hitting New Hampshire, homeowners may be looking for creative ways to fight the cold. As you dim the lights and cozy up to your portable heater, the Insurance Center would like to suggest some precautions that homeowners should consider for a safe and toasty winter. “Family members that are looking to stay warm sometimes make bad judgement calls that anyone can commit, it doesn’t matter if that individual is a ...
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Protect yourself from slip and fall claims

As blankets of snow covered neighborhoods across New Hampshire in early January, some people were undoubtedly injured for a variety of reasons that include slipping and falling. With the average slip and fall injury easily ballooning hospital bills, the Insurance Center would like to remind homeowners how to be proactive about slip and fall liability claims. “It’s difficult to completely eliminate a homeowner’s risk for slip and fall liability claims, but you also don’t want the injuries ...
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Tactics to discourage home thefts during the holidays

More than 1 million home burglaries are estimated to cost households roughly $3 billion in losses every year, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But what you may not know is that December is one of the peak months for home thefts in many states. Since home burglaries are not a new phenomenon, the Insurance Center would like to pass on some widely accepted home security tips that can reduce your chances of a home burglary. “It is common sense to lock your front doors, but many h...
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Thanksgiving is a joyous time, and we want to keep you protected

Although turkeys have become centerpieces for most on Thanksgiving, the feathery bird has also gained a reputation for causing home fires when fried. Whether you fry your turkey or bake it for several hours, Insurance Center would like to warn homeowners that home cooking fires usually peak on Thanksgiving according to the U.S. Fire Administration. “Homeowners can prevent the majority of these fire by simply being attentive in the kitchen,” said Robert J. Sammon, president of Insurance Center...
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Look out for these November driving obstacles

Many Granite State residents already are experiencing snow this season, but snow flakes could be the least of your concerns for road conditions awaiting drivers in November. From the growing number of deer to darker days, The Insurance Center would like to remind motorists why comprehensive auto coverage is more important than ever. November can bring a variety of dangerous road conditions that even the most experienced drivers can find challenging. In order to protect your family from unexpe...
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Four tips for safe driving this fall

Wet leaves are as dangerous as driving in snowy conditions The shades of cherry colored leaves are definitely an attraction for drivers. While it’s mostly safe to take glimpses during scenic fall trips, drivers should be aware of the potential dangers for fall driving. “We wouldn’t think about it, fall being so beautiful, but when those falling leaves hit the roadway they can be very slick because it’s something between your tires and the road surface,” Lauren Fix of Car Care Council said,...
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These facts about flood insurance could save you thousands

You already know Harvey, Irma and Maria, but do you know Sandy, Bob, Gloria, and Diana? They’re the costliest hurricanes to hit the United States, with some of them costing billions in damages along the Northeastern seaboard. Floods are one of the major side effects of hurricanes that can leave homeowners in financial ruin. “It’s certainly something that can happen in New England. Obviously, it’s a tropical system, so it’s more common in the Southern states, but it can occur here,” Meteorolog...
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Peter Bickford Joins Insurance Center as Manager of Newport Office

The Insurance Center, Inc., an independent Trusted choice agency with offices in Claremont, Newport, and Keene, recently announced the addition of Peter Bickford as manager of its Newport office. Bickford brings over 17 years of experience as an insurance producer with a focus in personal lines insurance and life insurance with a specialization in group accounts.  In his new position, he will oversee a team of insurance agents to provide personal, commercial and life insurance products to the...
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