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by Shirley on July 14th, 2013

When on vacation, turn off the main water supply to your house.
 
Keep storm drains near your house clear of leaves.
 
Install a gutter guard.  This can prevent a rooftop disaster caused by drain clogs, and also prevents flooding by water that isn’t carried away from the house.
 
Install a water pressure gauge.  An inexpensive gauge can prevent damage caused by water pressure that’s too high.  Pressure should be between 60 and 80 PSI. 
 
Kesslak Agency, Inc. located in Johnstown PA would be glad to give you a free no obligation homeowner’s quote .  Call us at 814-269-1474  or visit us on the web at www.kesslakinsurance.com

by Shirley on July 9th, 2013

Even a small leak can become a major problem, so knowing what you’re covered for and how to prevent water damage are equally important.  Kesslak Agency, Inc  has some tips that should help uncover any potential water problems down the road and keep your property dry. 

Check appliance hoses.  Standard hoses are not as durable as they used to be.  Replace rubber hoses with steel-braided hoses. This is a low cost fix that can save thousands in water damage.
 
Broken tiles in the shower can allow water to leak into the walls or on the floor. Replace cracked tiles and re-grout when needed.
 
Run dishwasher and washing machine only when you are home.  If a leak occurs, you can turn the appliance off right away.    See more tips on the next blog.
 
Kesslak Agency, Inc. located in Johnstown PA would be glad to give you a free no obligation homeowner’s quote .  Call us at 814-269-1474  or visit us on the web at www.kesslakinsurance.com

by Shirley on July 7th, 2013

From the National Fire Protection Association

Check your grill’s hoses for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles. If you have a leak, and it will not stop after the grill and gas is turned off, call the fire department. If the leak stops when the grill and gas are turned off, have your grill serviced by a professional.
If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill.

Do not keep a filled propane tank in a hot car or trunk. When getting containers refilled, make that your last stop before going home.

Store propane tanks in an upright position, and never indoors.
Call Kesslak Agency, Inc. at 814-269-1474   or find us on the web at www.kesslakinsurance.com for all your insurance needs.  We have home insurance, auto insurance, renters insurance, boating, rv, motorcycle insurance, as well as all types of business insurance
 
From all of us at Kesslak Agency, Inc.  happy grilling, and stay safe this summer!

by Shirley on July 5th, 2013

From Kingsford.com

Do not add lighter fluid directly to hot coals. The flame could travel up the stream of fluid and burn you.

Never use gasoline or kerosene to light a charcoal fire.

Use flame-retardant mitts and long-handled barbecue tongs, as coals can reach up to 1,000 degrees.

To dispose of coals, allow the ashes to cool for at least 48 hours before disposal in a non-combustible container. If you cannot wait 48 hours, carefully place coals individually in a can of sand or bucket of water.

Call Kesslak Agency, Inc. at 814-269-1474   or find us on the web at www.kesslakinsurance.com for all your insurance needs.  We have home insurance, auto insurance, renters insurance, boating, rv, motorcycle insurance, as well as all types of business insurance .  Happy grilling and stay safe this summer.

by Shirley on July 3rd, 2013

Your grill, whether gas or charcoal, should be on a level surface outdoors, away from anything that could be ignited by flames (bushes, fences, etc.).
NEVER use a grill indoors. Odorless carbon monoxide fumes could kill you.
Keep your grill clean and well-maintained. Check parts regularly to determine if replacements are needed.

Never leave a hot grill unattended or let children play near it.  
 
Call Kesslak Agency, Inc. at 814-269-1474   or find us on the web at www.kesslakinsurance.com for all your insurance needs.  We have home insurance, auto insurance, renters insurance, boating, rv, motorcycle insurance, as well as all types of business insurance.  Happy grilling and stay safe this summer!

by Shirley on July 1st, 2013

Just like hamburgers and hot dogs, a sizzling grill is a symbol of summer and grilling isn’t just about great food. Backyard barbecues often create treasured memories with friends and family.
 
Keep in mind, however, that when you grill, you’re literally playing with fire. Thousands of residents each year learn this the hard way, suffering damage to their homes or even serious injuries in grilling accidents.
 
There’s good news, though: You can prevent grilling accidents by taking some simple precautions. We will give you tips in the upcoming week that can help ensure you cook only your burgers — and not your house — the next time you fire up the grill.
 
Call Kesslak Agency, Inc. at 814-269-1474   or find us on the web at www.kesslakinsurance.com for all your insurance needs.  We have home insurance, auto insurance, renters insurance, boating, rv, motorcycle insurance, as well as all types of business insurance.

by Shirley on June 24th, 2013

Experience Counts!

The U.S. Coast Guard says that operator errors account for 70 percent of all boating accidents. Make sure anyone who drives your boat is properly trained. You can also earn boat insurance discounts from Safeco and other insurers if you complete a safety course with the Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadrons. Call Kesslak Agency at 814-269-1474 for watercraft insurance or see us on the web  www.kesslakinsurance.com


by Shirley on June 21st, 2013

Boats Need TLC Too.

When you're out on the water, make sure your gas tanks are vented and bilges are free of vapors, oil, waste and grease. Carry a charged fire extinguisher. Have your boat's operating systems checked yearly by a certified marine technician. The Coast Guard Auxiliary and United States Power Squadrons also offer free vessel safety checks.   Call Kesslak Agency at 814-269-1474 for watercraft insurance or see us on the web  www.kesslakinsurance.com


by Shirley on June 18th, 2013

Alcohol and Boating Don't Mix.

More than 50 percent of drowning’s result from boating incidents involving alcohol. You don’t drink and drive, so don’t boat and drive.   Call Kesslak Agency at 814-269-1474 for watercraft insurance or see us on the web  www.kesslakinsurance.com


by Shirley on June 15th, 2013

Watch the Back of the Boat. Carbon monoxide kills in minutes. So tell your passengers where your exhaust pipes are located and turn off your engine when people are in the water, and don't let passengers "ski" or “teak-surf” by holding on to the back of the boat. Both Washington and Oregon made teak-surfing illegal in the last few years, after several tragic deaths. Carbon monoxide detectors are standard on most new boats; older boats install devices for less than $100.

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