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Raley, Watts & O’Neill Insurance

Since 1950, Raley, Watts & O’Neill has been serving the insurance needs of our clients. We started as a one person operation in Lexington Park, MD and are proud of our small town heritage. We have worked hard to maintain the fundamental principles of our roots while we have grown into a company that serves clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the United States and Internationally. We pride ourselves on getting it right and taking care of the needs of our clients. We simplify the insurance process and take the time to make sure each of our clients understand their options, what they are buying and where their money goes. Our committed staff has the expertise and extensive experience in a broad range of insurance products and services like Commercial, Personal, Bonding, Safety/Risk Management, Group Health, Life and Financial Services. We would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate to you how working with Raley, Watts & O’Neill is about more than just insurance; it is about a long term relationship. We always strive to never veer from our values – C.A.R.E

Thanksgiving Home Insurance Safety

Gordon O’Neill Gordon O’Neill , 11/19/2014
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Thanksgiving_dinnerThanksgiving is a holiday that is often highly anticipated. Busy families look forward to setting aside their busy lives to enjoy a long weekend of togetherness while they indulge in some of their favorite foods. What many people are not focused on, however, is the fact that the likelihood of having accidents during this time period increases exponentially. Since the holidays often involve an increased number of people in the kitchen, and many of these people are unfamiliar with the kitchen in question, it makes sense that the number of kitchen accidents increases during this time frame. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), three times more fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year. In a three year span - from 2009 until 2011 - the average number of fires that popped up on that day alone was 1300. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the likelihood that this can happen to you. By following a few safety tips, you can help ensure that you and your family have a safe and happy holiday in 2014. Keep the Stove Clear It can be easy to lose track of your cooking tools and utensils during the busy cooking times. However, to reduce the risk of fire make sure to keep everything such as towels, pot holders, food wrappers and the like, off the stove while cooking. Dress for Success While you might want to dress nicely for the holiday, and you can always cover your clothes with an apron, you need to be more conscious of safety issues as well. Avoid wearing clothing that is loose or that with long sleeves. Stay Vigilant While at the Stove It can be tempting to multi-task while you are cooking but resist the temptation by staying with your food as it cooks to help avoid burning. Make sure that pot and pan handles are also turned to the back of the stove so they are not accidentally knocked off.