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Turn the clocks back and replace the batteries!

Time to set the clocks back one hour this Sunday November 5th.  Nice that we get an extra hour sleep.

Don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Check out the “Fall Section” of our website for more Fall tips to help you prevent costly claims.

Enjoy your extra hour sleep!

 

 

 

 

There is more to moving clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time. . .

 

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday  March 12, 2017.  I am sure you don’t need another reminder to set your clocks ahead however this is not the main reason for this email.  Changing your clocks is a great reminder to do some home safety.

Spencer Insurance Agency suggests you do all of the following when you set your clocks ahead in the Spring and when you push them back in the Fall:

  • Replace all the batteries in your smoke detectors and clean them so they are free of dust or dirt.  A few years back one of my smoke detectors went off and a neighbor called the fire department.  It turned out my smoke detector was just dusty.  I little embarassing but what a great neighbor! Nice to know people in your neighborhood care.
  • Check your carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are still working.
  • Check the tags on your fire extinguishers to make sure they are not out of date.  Replace them or have them serviced if needed.

These are a few small steps to take now to save you from a fire claim later.  Remind your friends and family to do the same.  Our goal is to help you prevent claims.  Your Protection and Peace of Mind is our only Business!

For more tips on life changing events go to our website. 

Thank you for the trust you put in Spencer Insurance Agency!

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday November 6, 2016

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I am sure you don’t need another reminder to set your clocks back however this is not the main reason for this blog.  Changing your clocks is a great reminder to do some home safety.

Spencer Insurance Agency suggests you do all of the following when you set your clocks ahead in the Spring and when you push them back in the Fall:

  • Replace all the batteries in your smoke detectors and clean them so they are free of dust or dirt.  A few years back one of my smoke detectors went off and a neighbor called the fire department.  It turned out my smoke detector was just dusty.  I little embarrassing but what a great neighbor! Nice to know people in your neighborhood care.
  • Check your carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are still working.
  • Check the tags on your fire extinguishers to make sure they are not out of date.  Replace them or have them serviced if needed.

These are a few small steps to take now to save you from a fire claim later.  Remind your friends and family to do the same.  Our goal is to help you prevent claims.  Your Protection and Peace of Mind is our only Business!

For more tips on life changing events go to our website. 

Thank you for the trust you put in Spencer Insurance Agency!

Smoke Alarms for People who are Hearing Impaired

Fire Extinguisher character with happy pose

I have a few friends who have a hard time hearing or are deaf.  I thought about all the elderly whose hearing is impaired and I wondered “What good are smoke detectors and fire alarms if you can’t hear them?”

Smoke Detectors save lives!! We have heard this numerous times.

We take smoke detectors for granted. We change the batteries twice a year and inspect them to make sure they are working properly. Hopefully we never have to hear that sound except when I burn the bacon while cooking breakfast.  I like my bacon crispy!

Google “smoke detectors for hearing impaired” to find out about new technology that will help the hearing impaired know when a smoke detector alarm sounds. Some devices shake your bed and activate strobe lighting to alert you.

Check them out to see what will work best for your situation. Spread the word to your friends and family you know that have someone living with them who are hearing impaired. It could save their life!

Let me know if you are using something that really works well.   Have a great week!

 

 

Daylight Savings Time Ends this weekend.

Home Safety Tip!!

I just wanted to send a quick reminder that Sunday, the 4th of November, will be the end of Daylight Savings time this year.

This is also known as the time when we fall back, so at 2:00 am Sunday morning, don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour.

Also, if you have any battery powered smoke alarms use the daylight savings time change as a reminder to replace the batteries in them.

 

 

October is Fire Prevention Month

October is dedicated to Fire prevention.  Many of our local Fire companies have open houses during this month. Schools have fire drills to teach students how to safely leave a building in the event of fire.  Support your local fire companies any way you can as they may just save your house or even your life in the event of fire.

We need to do our part to protect our families. What plans have you made at your home or office in the event of fire?  It is very important to have a plan for the safety of your family.  What would your child do if they woke up from the sound of the smoke detector going off?  How would they get out of their room and house?  Where will they go?

I recently came across a website that gives great advice on how to protect your family from a fire.  Go to http://www.firesafety.gov/  and check it out. 

The website offers tips on the following:

When you have a fire Spencer Insurance is ready to help you. However, I would much rather help you prevent a fire and take measures to reduce the risk of fires. 

Make sure you have the proper protection.  Call us if you are not sure.  One of our clients said it best:

          “I experienced a total loss as a result of a house fire.  The very trying time was eased greatly by Spencer Insurance.  I had the proper coverage.  The claims were settled quickly, including a check the following day that we used to start buying the necessities.  My complete energy was used to help my three daughters understand and cope.  I am very thankful that the money end of it was made very easy and I knew that we would fully recover financially.  I hope that no one would have to go through such a loss, but having the proper coverage and a great agency with personal service behind you helps you deal with the more important issues.”       Richard W. Simmons, Blandon, PA

                         As the Boy Scouts proclaim: BE PREPARED!

Leave your comments below about your fire escape plans.  Let me know if they were vaulable

P.S. For tips in what to do after a fire send me an email and I will send you the tips.  Send your email to me at cspencer@spencerinsurance.com

 

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