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June 30th, 2016 by B.T. O'Connell Insurance Agency

Light the Sky, Not Your House This July 4th

Hamburgers, hotdogs, parades, and fireworks! The 4th of July is a great American holiday, and fireworks are a tradition the entire Methuen community enjoys. But first, a word of caution: make sure you light up the sky, and not your home!  Fireworks can reach as high as 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The National Fire Protection Agency reports an estimated 17,800 structure fires and about $32 million... Read Article

Driving Safety Tips for the Summer in Methuen

Ah, summertime – road trips, family vacations, and … teen drivers. If you have a teen driver in the family, he or she is going to want to drive more than during school days. Keeping everyone safe becomes more of a concern during the summer months. There are thousands of younger drivers on the road, who don’t have extensive driving experience, increasing the risk of... Read Article

Sharing a Business Space? Know the Risks

Sharing a business space reduces costs but there may be hidden financial risks. If you are planning to share a space with another professional or business, it’s important that you are protected by the right type of insurance. Your current policy may not adequately cover your business if you plan to, or are currently co-working with another professional in your industry or related enterprise.  Sharing... Read Article

How to Minimize the Fire Hazards in Your Home

Your home is probably your most valuable possession; losing it to fire is unimaginable – but it happens. As a homeowner, you can take steps to minimize the fire hazards in your home and not only protect your loved one, but also avoid expensive property damage. Plan an Escape Route Every family member should be involved in a fire safety plan so each person knows exactly what... Read Article

How to Survive a Business Interruption

While all business owners want their enterprises to be both productive and profitable, you may not have considered the costs associated with a business interruption. Your business interruption coverage can be added to your property insurance and this form of insurance is critical in keeping your business fully protected. It is impossible to predict every eventuality, particularly the damage incurred when a heavy storm or other disaster... Read Article