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Four Winter Tips for Your Four-legged Friends

The cold weather is just as hard on pets as it is on people. Here are some tips to keep your four-legged family members warm and snuggly-safe through the wintery months. Warm up on walks If you brave the cold for daily walks, there are a few risks to keep in mind. According to The Humane Society, wind chill can be dangerous, no matter what...

Preparation Key to Preventing Winter Work Injuries

From summer's heat to winter's cold, the Midwest embraces each season and the weather it brings. With a little preparation, property owners and businesses can minimize the risks of people slipping and falling that come with snow and ice. Pardridge Insurance of Sycamore recommends having procedures and resources ready to prevent an accident. 1. Managing winter outside your building While you may not be able to...

What You Need to Know About Snow Tires

Reposted from Erie Insurance | October 14, 2015 You can feel the cool, brisk air, see the leaves on the ground and hear the sounds of football coming from the television. Fall is officially here. And that can only mean winter’s close behind. As much as you may dread winter's arrival, it’s never too early to start planning for it. And that’s especially true when...

Safety Tips for Staying Safe While Staying Warm from Grinnell Mutual

 With temperatures dropping, people are turning up the heat at home. High gas and electricity costs are causing some to consider alternative heating sources—including space heaters, wood stoves, fireplaces, and generators.  Pardridge Insurance, along with Grinnell Mutual, would like to remind homeowners that these heating sources can pose serious risks if not used properly. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), the last peak in...