The Harper Agency Wants Local Residents to Stay Safe This Winter with Carbon Monoxide Safety and NC Homeowners Insurance
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious threat to homeowners during the winter months, but there are steps that local residents can take in order to lower their risk.
Burlington, NC (PRWEB) November 13, 2011
The local team at the Harper Agency knows that winter can be a stressful time for homeowners. Severe storms, home heating mishaps and slippery, icy conditions can all lead to claims on NC homeowners insurance policies, but thatÃ¢s why they are there to provide financial protection if these events do occur. However, there is a Ã¢Å“silent threatÃ¢ that local homeowners should be aware of during the winter months.
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, colorless and odorless gas that can fill a home when fuel like coal, wood or charcoal is not burned completely. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a major threat during the winter when families are heating their homes and doing much of their cooking indoors. Luckily, carbon monoxide detectors can warn homeowners that they are at risk for poisoning due to the lethal gas. In addition, the experts at the Harper Agency would like to offer the following advice to their NC homeowners insurance policyholders on how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning:
- Install carbon monoxide detectors outside of all sleeping rooms and at the entryways to garages and/or basements.
- Ensure that detectors have new batteries and that they are cleared of dust and debris that could cause them to malfunction.
- Have any fuel-burning appliances inspected by a professional before winter is in full swing.
- Do not use grills indoors or leave a car running in a garage even for a short period of time.
Having comprehensive NC homeowners insurance can protect local residents from the financial implications of winter events, but itÃ¢s up to the homeowners themselves to ensure their own personal safety. The team at the Harper Agency is committed to not only helping North Carolina residents obtain the insurance coverage they need, but also to helping individuals avoid potentially dangerous situations within their homes. The insurance experts at the Harper Agency know that people need to feel safe and secure in their homes and the team is committed to helping its clients do just that!
About The Harper Agency:
For over 60 years The Harper Agency has been proudly writing North Carolina insurance policies for its North Carolina neighbors. As a family owned and operated Burlington insurance company, The Harper Agency is focused on providing only top quality service to all of its customers. As a true testament to the agencyÃ¢s commitment to providing superior insurance solutions and service, The Harper Agency is proud of the fact that their first customer in 1949 needed auto insurance for a 1937 Chevy Ã¢“ and this same client is still a satisfied customer to this day!
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