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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 11, 2020

They say nothing gold can stay, and isn't that the truth. While we might be used to keeping an eye on the expiry date for our groceries, or swapping out the batteries on our fire alarms, there are plenty of other common house hold items that can go bad on you without you realizing it.  Let's take a quick trip through the average home and check out a few of the most likely offenders.   In the closet :  Fire extinguishers : Make a...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 5, 2020

Great, you’ve done the responsible thing and you’ve purchased a comprehensive life insurance policy. Now you can rest easy knowing that should anything unfortunate ever happen to you, your family will be protected. But are they? A good life insurance policy can only help your family if they are aware of it. When you purchase a life insurance policy, be sure to do the following to make sure your family has the information they’ll need on the worst day of their lives. Talk to...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 27, 2020

We all like to think we’re decent housekeepers: The counters are clear, the carpets are vacuumed, and the laundry is in the hamper (usually). That sounds like a great start, but if you’re like most homeowners, chances are you’re missing more than a few spots in your cleaning regimen. The average home is filled with small nooks and awkward areas that almost never see the attention they deserve. While it might not seem like a big deal, some of these forgotten areas can become...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 11, 2019

The holidays are a time for celebration, family, and rest. Unfortunately, they’re also a time for accidents, injuries, and fire hazards. While you’re enjoying the holiday season, make sure you keep the following hazards and safety tips in mind while you decorate your home. Only you can prevent indoor forest fires The traditional Christmas tree is beautiful, but also presents some unique risks in the home. Pine tree resin is a primary ingredient in turpentine after all, so...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 27, 2019

As a general rule I tend to avoid convenience products: Anything that seems to promise a little too much or claim to be a bit too handy I end up sneering at. I don’t know why I’m like this. Was I tragically disappointed in some product from a childhood and can’t trust marketing promises as an adult? Is it my natural thriftiness that keeps me from trying new products? Or is it just good old pure stubbornness? I’ve done it again and again through life. Got some fancy new...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 12, 2019

We all know the major do’s and don’ts when it comes to fire safety around the home: Do know where your fire extinguisher is, don’t  leave the stove unattended. Do keep space heaters clear from combustibles, don’t store flammable material inside the home, and so on. Seems pretty simple, right? Well, it might surprise you to learn that there are many common fire risks that homeowners are completely oblivious to! These sneaky hazards are so seemingly benign, fly...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 7, 2019

Aging is a funny thing: As children, our parents think of nothing but ways to help keep us safe and protect us. But, as our parents get older, start slowing down, and start dealing with more health complications those roles become reversed. But protecting your parents isn’t like protecting a child. It can be a sensitive topic that requires a lot of empathy and understanding on everyone’s part. The best thing to remember though is the sooner you take steps to help protect your...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 23, 2019

There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a wedding — especially when you’re hosting it yourself. From choosing the right chair rental service to helping your guests find overnight accommodations, your to-do list is likely jam-packed, and the last thing you should be worried about is what might happen if something goes wrong — and whether or not your insurance will cover it. We’ve got the answers to your questions to help make sure your big day goes off without a hitch....

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 12, 2019

So the day got off to a bad start when your youngest threw up in her breakfast. In the afternoon, you got a call from school and had to pick up your oldest from school. Tonight, your spouse came home and immediately staggered up to the medicine cabinet with a groan. It’s the flu, and it’s spreading . Somehow, you’ve managed to dodge the bullet so far. You’re the last soldier standing, responsible for distributing the Tylenol, chicken soup, and hugs. You can’t afford to get...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 2, 2019

As we finally roll into the warmer months, it’s time to get the home into order. After a long winter and cool, rainy spring, you’ll want to make sure everything in your home is ship shape and ready for another year. Reseal the Deck Your poor deck has spent the last few months freezing solid, soaking in melt water, and being pelted by rain. It’s time to give it some love. If you haven’t resealed in a few years, it’s likely that your deck is starting to absorb...

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