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How to Clean Your Gutters

Many homeowners take their gutters for granted. They think that if they ignore the fact that they are clogged with leaves and other debris, the problem will eventually go away. But of course it doesn’t work that way. It only gets worse, and could eventually lead to sagging gutters, flooded basements or even foundation problems.(continue reading)

Time to Take Down and File Your OSHA 300A

Each year, you must post your OSHA Form 300A Summary report from February 1 through April 30, even if your employees have not experienced any workplace injuries or illnesses. As of April 30th, you should take the report down and file it in your records. Note too that both federal and state OSHA offices require(continue reading)

Pros & Cons of Renting Your Home on AirBnB &VRBO

After months of saving, you’re finally ready to take that expensive dream vacation. Well, almost ready. Between plane tickets, accommodations, food, sightseeing, and ground transportation, the costs seem to keep adding up. Then a friend suggests renting your home on AirBnB to make some extra money while you’re away. It seems like a good idea—but(continue reading)

How to Test Your Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms

Smoke detectors and fire alarms may be some of the most important items in your home when it comes to your family’s safety. These early warning devices may help alert your family to fire and dangerous smoke while there is still time to evacuate, but they need periodically tested to help ensure proper function. Why(continue reading)

The Importance of Prompt Claim Reporting

Prompt claims reporting is integral to the overall claims management process for you business: With prompt reporting, an injured worker’s concerns and unfamiliarity with workers’ compensation can be quickly addressed (within 24 hours) by a phone cal from the claims representative. This reduces the likelihood of the injured worker seeking attorney representation. Prompt reporting allows(continue reading)

OSHA’s Here – Now What?

Why OSHA may select a company for inspection, in order of priority: Imminent danger, when there is a good chance that a hazard could result in death or serious harm. Fatal or catastrophic accidents, an accident resulting in the hospitalization of 3 or more employees, these incidents must be reported to OSHA within 24 hours. Employee complaints(continue reading)

Prevent Identity Theft During Tax Time

Tax day is on the way, and many people will be scrambling to meet the April deadline. However, filing your returns in a timely manner isn’t the only thing to worry about. Tax-related identity theft is a growing threat. In fact, per a 2012 study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the number of known(continue reading)

What You Should Include in Your First Aid Kit

Every home should have a first-aid kit. Because no matter what type of injuries or emergencies you might experience, being prepared could help make all the difference. How to make a first-aid kit. A first-aid kit doesn’t have to be comparable to a medical bag or a hospital cart. Some come pre-assembled and others you can(continue reading)

How Often Should I Review My Insurance Coverage?

The new year is a time when many people pledge to lose weight and be more organized, but it’s also a good time to resolve to better protect your family’s home and belongings with an annual homeowners insurance review Why is a yearly check-in with your insurance agent important? Many homeowners purchase an insurance policy(continue reading)