Endsley Insurance Agency offers winter safety tips

| February 26, 2015

COSHOCTON – Winter can be one of the most dangerous and expensive times of year.  That’s why Endsley Insurance Agency and MutualAid eXchange (MAX) are offering winter safety tips for area residents.

“These simple tips can help you avoid expensive repairs and protect your family from serious accidents,” said Todd Endsley, with Endsley Insurance Agency.

Frozen Pipes – Locate Water Valve Shut Off: With cold temperatures, pipes can break. Do you know where your main water valve shut off is? If not, take a moment to locate it in your home.  If you do have a pipe break, remember that early extraction of water reduces the chances of mold forming.

Frozen Pipes – Open Cabinet Doors: If you have pipes that are in cabinets on outside walls, leave the cabinet doors open. This can prevent the pipes from freezing.

Space Heaters:  Keep Away from Flammables: When using a space heater, remember to keep it away from all flammables such as furniture, blankets, curtains, etc. Only use space heaters when you are home.

Never Leave the Kitchen While Cooking: Put a pot on the stove? Don’t forget about it. We have had claims where members put pots on the stove and then forget about them. Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop and set a timer when baking in the oven.

Snow Shoveling Timeframe: Now is the time to review your local city ordinance to see if there are any snow shoveling timeframes for sidewalks and common areas adjacent to your property. Preventing slip and fall accidents is good for all.

Endsley Insurance Agency is located at 433 Walnut St. and can be reached at 622-1111 or online at www.endsleyagency.com. Endsley Insurance Agency offers a full range of insurance protection for home, auto, business and life from multiple carriers including MutualAid eXchange (MAX). Find out more about MAX and explore your personal, farm or business insurance needs by contacting Endsley Insurance Agency or MAX at www.MAXInsurance.com.

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