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Fall Fire Prevention Campaign - Ideas and tips to help you minimize your risks for fires in your home

By Bob Keras on November 13, 2020

Why Cooking Safety Matters

Over the five-year period of 2013–2017 as a whole, cooking was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, while smoking was the leading cause of home fire deaths.

  • Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
  • Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. 
  • Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries...
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October is National Pet Month!

By Bob Keras on October 21, 2020

Ideas and tips to help you improve your beloved pet's safety this fall and winter.

For most Americans, their dogs, cats, and other large and small animals are members of the family. Here are some useful information and strategies you can use to help assure your furry and feathered "best friends" have long, healthy and happy lives.

Hazards to avoid around the house

The internet is a great source..

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Keeping Safe While You Enjoy Walking More

By Bob Keras on September 18, 2020

During the emergency shut down in Massachusetts because of the pandemic, people have had time to make some positive changes in their lifestyle. Many people have given thought to improving their mental and physical health through increased outdoor activity. And one of the simplest and cheapest forms of exercise is just taking a walk.

But as walking increases,  so do accidents involving pedestrians..

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Be Prepared and Update Your Household Inventory!

By Bob Keras on July 1, 2020

During the emergency shut down in Massachusetts because of the pandemic, people have had time to do tasks around the house that they've been putting off. One more task you might consider: creating or updating a Home Inventory. It's amazing how much a family adds to its personal property in the course of a year with birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries and other occasions.

The Tropical Meteorology..

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There's Better to Come!

By Bob Keras on May 10, 2020

There's no sugar-coating it.  Massachusetts has been slammed by the COVID-19 virus.  We're third behind New York and New Jersey in terms of COVID-19 cases.  Our Governor and state health officials are working tirelessly to respond and to keep us all as safe as possible. And there's no denying that this is producing major cases of cabin fever that are trying everyone's patience. And then there's..

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Safety Projects You Can Do Right Now!

By Bob Keras on April 14, 2020

During this state and federal state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus outbreak, we are all asked to avoid all non-essential activities and to stay safe in our homes. And while we all may be in for a major case of cabin fever in the coming weeks, there is a silver lining.

First, there's the obvious opportunity to spend unhurried quality time interacting with the family. The second is the..

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How Renovations Change Your Home's Value

By Bob Keras on March 26, 2020

Spring is on the way. And many homeowners are making plans for renovations to their property when the warmer weather arrives. Maybe it's a new kitchen or a master bathroom. Or a bonus room over the garage or a playroom in the basement. Maybe it's a sunroom or a larger deck. 

Whatever it is you decide to do, it will affect the value of your home, especially if you add square footage. PLEASE..

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Winter Is Still Here!

By Bob Keras on January 28, 2020

Despite our recent warm spell, we can expect some severe cold spells this winter.  The most immediate threat to your home is from frozen pipes, which could burst and cause substantial water damage to your home.  The second threat is not immediate, but something you should prepare for now: snow loads and ice dams on your roof. Here are some steps you can take to protect your property from the..

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Our Favorite Part of 2019..

By Bob Keras on December 26, 2019

The year 2019 is fast drawing to a close. All of us at Keefe Insurance want to wish you and your family a safe and joyous holiday season!

One of the highlights of 2019 is the passage of a new Distracted Driving bill in Massachusetts. The bill passed with only 1 dissenter in the House, and 1 in the Senate. Previously, Governor Charlie Baker had opposed an outright ban on the use of cell phones..

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How to Have a Successful Cyber Monday

By Matt Keras on November 25, 2019

The holiday season is upon us! Cyber Monday kicks off the busy online shopping rush for buyers, online retailers and delivery services. Unfortunately, it is also high season for "porch pirates", unscrupulous individuals who steal packages from homes year round. 

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales grew nine times faster than in-store sales between 1998 and 2017. So if..

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