Avoiding Insurance Claims During the Holidays
Believe it or not, the joy of the holiday season is often linked to insurance claims. Even if you plan the perfect holiday party and find the right gifts for each member on your holiday shopping list, there are a variety of holiday hazards that you must be on the lookout for. Here are some vital holiday safety tips so that you can avoid all potential hazards:
- There are a lot fire hazards associated with the holidays that you must be prepared for. To avoid a house fire, make sure to have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional to ensure a fire does not start. Make sure your holiday lights, trees, and candles are in the right location to ensure safety. This means watering your live tree daily and keeping your candles away from combustibles and only lit when someone is around to monitor them.
- Whether you are traveling away for the holidays or staying home, it is extremely important that you drive carefully. Many more people are traveling by car during the holidays, be aware of drowsy drivers, intoxicated drivers, and distracted drivers.
- If you are throwing a holiday party, please consider the liability risks that could be involved and keep your assets safe. This may mean hosting the party at a restaurant instead of your home, because you never know how rowdy your guests may get during the most joyous time of the year!
- While you may be inclined to assume everyone is in the holiday spirit, criminal activity spikes during the holiday season. Therefore, always remain aware of your surroundings and report suspicious activity immediately. Also, make sure to keep valuables and new purchases in your car out of sight to not tempt any thieves.
Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Contact Remland Insurance Services in the City of Orange for all of your Orange County insurance needs.