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The Risks of Airbnb and Home Sharing
May 10, 2021
The Risks of Airbnb and Home Sharing
Just a few years ago, taking a trip involved contacting travel agencies, booking hotel rooms and making plans far in advance. Today, however, smartphones and the internet have helped create new sharing services that allow homeowners to connect with travelers and rent out their homes, spare bedrooms or other accommodations for a fee. Airbnb, the most popular of these sharing services, offers a…
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Remodeling Your Home: Insurance Considerations
April 14, 2021
Remodeling Your Home: Insurance Considerations
You’ve hired a reputable builder, collected paint swatches and selected the siding and now you’re finally ready to start that long-awaited remodeling project. Whether your addition budget is large or small, you are adding to both the value of your home and your exposure to risk. To ensure that your project goes smoothly and that you have the coverage you need, here’s what you need to…
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Electrical Cord Safety
February 23, 2021
Electrical Cord Safety
We have all, at some point, probably used an extension cord improperly. Have you ever put your hand on a cord and felt how hot it was? Or seen a cord in use that is frayed? Or do you have a cord that has been plugged into the same outlet for years? Electrical Cord Safety: Help Protect Your Buildings from Fire Loss According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical cords and…
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Stay Safe with Chalmers: Clearing Snow
December 8, 2020
Stay Safe with Chalmers: Clearing Snow
Using a snow blower or snow plow can be the perfect way to give your back a break from shoveling snow. However, it is important to take the proper safety precautions to avoid unnecessary injury while clearing snow this winter. There are some important precautions to take before you begin: Read the operator’s manual that came with your equipment before the start of each winter. Look for…
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How To Maintain Your Home For Fall
September 11, 2020
How To Maintain Your Home For Fall
Fall is right around the corner, and, as the weather changes, it’s important to prepare your home and identify potential problems before they arise. Consider performing the following annual fall maintenance tasks to ensure your home is safe and ready for the months ahead: Have your heating system cleaned and inspected by a qualified technician. Clean and replace the furnace filter if…
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Insurance Tips for First-Time Home Buyers: Your 2023 Guide
May 16, 2020 3 minute read
Insurance Tips for First-Time Home Buyers: Your 2023 Guide
Navigate the complexities of securing your first home with ease: discover insider tips on homeowners insurance, from understanding policies to saving on premiums and avoiding underinsurance pitfalls.
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Remote Work Small Business Cyber Liability
May 7, 2020
Remote Work Small Business Cyber Liability
Now that many small businesses have adapted to work from home or remote work situations, the cyber liability conversation must be revisited. Many business owners have a cyber liability component of their information security risk management plan. While companies that issue company computers and laptops probably have internal defense, those computers must stay updated. If companies are allowing…
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Smart Security: Modern Tools for Safeguarding Your Home and Family
April 13, 2020 3 minute read
Smart Security: Modern Tools for Safeguarding Your Home and Family
Explore cutting-edge technologies—from doorbell cameras to smart smoke detectors—that are revolutionizing home security, making it easier than ever to protect your family and property while potentially lowering your insurance premiums.
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The Illusion of Safety: The Hidden Dangers of Hands-Free Devices While Driving
April 6, 2020 4 minute read
The Illusion of Safety: The Hidden Dangers of Hands-Free Devices While Driving
In today's fast-paced world, staying connected is a priority for many, even when behind the wheel. To cater to this need, hands-free devices have gained popularity as a seemingly safer alternative to using handheld cell phones while driving. However, a closer look reveals that these devices might not be as safe as they're perceived to be. As a leading insurance agency committed to promoting road…
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Jim Chalmers Is Recognized for 10 Years of Dedication
March 30, 2020
Jim Chalmers Is Recognized for 10 Years of Dedication
A leading insurance professional organization recently recognized Jim Chalmers, CIC, of Chalmers Insurance Group, Bridgton Maine for dedication and ongoing leadership in the insurance industry. The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) honored Mr. Chalmers for ten years of successfully maintaining the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, denoting significant commitment to…
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