As days get shorter and nights get longer, our habits begin to change. Most of us typically spend more time hunkering down at home and less time relaxing at the pool. That usually means resuming favorite fall pastimes like huddling through a Doherty/Palmer rival game on Friday night and drinking hot cocoa on the sidelines of our little ones’ soccer games.
Arriving along with the season of autumn is a host of safety hazards we didn’t have to think about over the summer, creating the need for a little extra vigilance. As the temperatures drop and you settle in for the approaching cold spell, consider the following pointers for ensuring you and your family stay not just warm, but also safe!
Warm up carefully. All types of heating units can be dangerous. If you use a wood-burning fireplace, secure it with a screen to prevent sparks, and make sure the fire is completely out before you retire for the night. If you depend on your home’s furnace, make sure it has been inspected before you start to use it again. And, if you resort to space heaters, make sure they are in good working order (no frayed cords) and out of the reach of children.
Enjoy ambiance safely. If you use candles to add a warm glow to a cold night, make sure they are safely out of reach of children, can’t be overturned by pets, and are not close to flammable items such as blankets, paper or other furniture. If you’re known for falling asleep before heading to bed, extinguish all candles early in the night to avoid an unsafe, all-night burning situation.
Exercise yard safety. If you’re going to be pruning trees and shrubs, hanging Halloween decorations, raking leaves, or engaging in other yard activities, use caution: be careful on ladders, avoid power lines, and put away yard tools when you’re finished.
Be grounded. Make sure you make weather-friendly shoes and boots handy for the whole family. This is the season for slippery driveways and walkways. Without proper footwear, you can find yourself on your back or in the hospital.
At ALINK Insurance Services, we wish you a fabulous and foible-free fall season!
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Make football season not just fun, but also safe
Finally, we’re welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves, the start of school and, of course, football season in Bronco Nation!
Football season in Colorado brings with it a whole host of seasonal activities for football fans, from game-day tailgates and sports bar outings, to friendly bets and bowl parties. At ALINK Insurance Services, we want your football season to be both exciting and safe, so as you cheer your team to victory, consider the following tips.
Game day insurance tips
Here are a few pointers for making sure your insurance provides an additional safety net on game day:
• Make sure you have adequate auto coverage to cover any contents that may be stolen in the unfortunate event of a break-in at the stadium parking lot.
• Ensure you have sufficient liability coverage on your homeowner’s policy, as well as medical payments coverage and possibly umbrella coverage. These exist to protect you in the event someone becomes injured while at your house.
• Consider roadside assistance coverage. In the event your vehicle breaks down or you lock your keys in your car, it can save the day.
From all of us here at ALINK Insurance Services, enjoy the game this weekend and be safe!