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Category: Home Sense

Essential Life Jacket Tips for Boaters

What Are the Different Types of Life Jackets? There’s a wide variety of life jackets on the market with options to fit every age, size, and water-bound recreational activity. You can find designs specifically tailored for recreational boating and water sports like skiing and riding on personal watercrafts, as well as styles for hunting, fishing, paddle sports (such as canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding), and offshore...

Do You Have The Right Coverage For Your Roof?

Roofing insurance claims can be complicated. That’s why it’s so important to have the right homeowners coverage for your roof. Replacing a roof is one of the most expensive home projects a homeowner will encounter. According to Home Advisor, the 2020 national average a homeowner will spend on installing a new roof is more than $8,000. While you can save up over months or years to...

Grilling Safety Tips For Propane, Charcoal & Gas Grills

Nothing says summertime like eating hamburgers, hot dogs, and barbecue straight off the grill. There’s something about cooking your food over an open flame that seems to make everything taste better. But it does come with one notable risk: house fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), grills are the cause of more than 10,000 house fires each year, on average — resulting...

A Homeowner’s Guide To Door Locks

When it comes to protecting your home, a locked door is your first line of defense. (Having the right homeowners insurance can give you peace of mind, too.) But studies show that a few good kicks or a couple of minutes with a power drill are often enough to break through most door locks. And more than half of burglaries in 2017 involved forcible entry....

Stay-At-Home Safety Check: How To Outsmart 4 Common Risks

Even though some states have started easing restrictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, you still may be spending most of your time at home. (See how ERIE is responding to the pandemic in our COVID-19 Information Center.) With warmer weather, perhaps you’ve started tackling new projects like digging a garden, landscaping, or teaching your kids how to master new chores. However you’re spending your...