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Jun 21, 2021

Summer Preparedness Tips

The arrival of June 21st means summer is here, and many are heading outside for the season. Sunshine, barbecues, trips to the pool, and family vacations are on the minds of many, but with each of those exciting activities brings things to know, like risks and safety precautions. We’ve rounded up our top summertime tips to keep your family having fun safely, no matter what the season brings.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips

Swimming pools offer summer fun and relief from the warmer months, but also require lots of maintenance. Maintaining your pool is important for keeping the water clean and safe. If not properly maintained, pools can become overrun with harmful bacteria and algae. Click here to learn more about keeping your pool crystal-clear this summer.


Summer Fun Essentials to Keep in Your Car

There is nothing worse than arriving at your destination and realizing you forgot to pack summer necessities. Think sunscreen, bug spray, or even an umbrella! Check out this list of summer essentials to keep in your car. Doing so will leave you prepared for anything life throws your way.

Keeping Your Home Free of Summer Pests

Summer might mean inviting guests over for a barbeque -- but not the crawly-kind. Sweet foods (think watermelon and BBQ sauce) can attract ants or rodents searching for food and water. Be aware of ticks and fleas trying to catch a ride on your pets as well. Stay in the know about these critters and how to repel them by clicking here.


Do I Need to Clean My Outdoor Central Air Conditioning Unit?

Summer days in NY can be beautiful, sunny and clear, but they can also be hot and muggy. After using your central air conditioning unit for months or years of relief from the summer heat, you may be left wondering if, how, and when you need to clean it. Click here to learn more about how to best clean your outdoor air conditioning unit.


Safety Tips for a Spectacular 4th of July

Who doesn’t love the Fourth of July? It’s the perfect day for grilling, hanging by the pool and celebrating our country with family and friends. This holiday also poses a lot of serious safety hazards. As you’re making plans for your annual summer celebration, keep these safety tips in mind to ensure you have the best Fourth of July yet!


NYS Boating Laws to Be Aware Of

If you are a boat-owner, or simply enjoy going out on boats - you may be aware that New York State passed a law in 2019 to help people stay safe out on the water. We’ve put together what you need to know to make sure you’re prepared to float safely on the water. Click here to learn more.

8 Family-Friendly Summer Activities You Can Do While Social Distancing

While many people may start heading back out to their favorite summer vacation spots, some may still be wary about entering crowds. Click here for ideas on how to celebrate the summer while practicing social distancing.


5 Safety Precautions to Take Before Your Next Vacation

If you’re planning a vacation this summer, then you know there is a lot to be done beforehand. Don’t leave home without checking out these safety precautions to take before heading to your destination.


8 Best Practices to Winterize Your Summer Home

We don’t want to speed up the season but being prepared ahead of time can help the process of closing up camp when the summer concludes. Click here to read about best-practices when winterizing your summer home.


Heading into your summer with information on what to look out for can make all the difference. As we said, the season tends to bring visitors to your home. Be sure to check in with your local insurance agent that you are adequately covered should an accident happen on your property. Click the link below to find a local agent today!