North Hollywood, CA (PressExposure) December 17, 2008 -- InsuranceBureau.com reports that many home insurance companies see a spike in home insurance [http://www.InsuranceBureau.com] claims during and after the winter holiday season.
With this time of year there are specific perils that homeowners should be aware of. The holiday season may bring along some unexpected guests, namely, burglars. Since homes are filled with expensive gifts, itâs a likely target for burglaries,â according to InsuranceBureau.com [http://www.InsuranceBureau.com] CEO Eric Oster. âIf you have an alarm system, it can go a long way toward protecting the contents of your home, but you have to remember to actually turn it onâ he says. Using an alarm system is especially important for people who may be traveling out of town for the holidays.
In addition to burglary, home insurance claims for fires also sharply increase during this time period. Hanging lights, candles, fireplace use and cooking all create more opportunities for fires. âOverloading sockets with electric lights whether indoors or out is a sure way to start a fire,â says Oster. Follow simple precautions and use common sense to have a safe holiday season.
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[http://www.InsuranceBureau.com] Eric Oster 6400 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Ste 460 North Hollywood, CA 91606 Phone: 800.647.2164 Fax: 800.647.2142