Preventing Dryer Fires in Your Home

Fire on the roof of a homeThere are many possible causes of a house fire, from leaving a candle burning unattended to forgetting the oven is on when you leave the house. One of the most overlooked causes though is your clothes dryer. Dryers cause thousands of home fires each year, and in increasing numbers during the winter months. They take lives and cause hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage annually. Luckily there are multiple ways to help protect yourself and reduce the likelihood of a dryer fire. [Read more…]

Floodproofing Your Home

Floodproofing, TJ Woods Insurance, Worcester, MA71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water. Odds are, some of that water will end up in your house at some point. It is unavoidable: no matter how well you waterproof your house, some H2O will leak in. So since you cannot prevent it from entering, here are some good ways to make sure it does not ruin your house and belongings. [Read more…]