Insurance Claims Increase Around the Holidays

christmas tree fireAccording to experts, an average of 67,500 home owners insurance claims occur every holiday season.  And, these claims can be pricey – with something as simple as a candle fire costing an average of $50,000.

To help you plan ahead and to avoid stressful damages, you should be aware of the most frequent and expensive claims during the holidays:

  • Home fires caused by holiday lights, candles and cooking
  • Theft of gifts while homeowners are away on vacation or at work
  • Water and wind damage to a home caused by extreme winter weather
  • Injuries caused by slips and falls on icy surfaces

Take steps to avoid insurance claims this holiday season.  Contact Scrivens Insurance and Investment Solutions today for more holiday safety tips and risk mitigation strategies.

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