Decorating for Christmas: Light Safety

December 20, 2022

Nothing says “the Holidays are here” quite like sparkling string lights! From lighting up your front porch and landscaping to making the Christmas tree sparkle - string lights really do help make the holiday season merry and bright. The only issue with everyone’s favorite holiday décor is that string lights can actually pose a pretty serious safety hazard to both the inside and outside of your home. Common problems that come from decorating with string lights are falls, electrocution, and even fires – small and large. According to the National Fire Protection Association, string lights cause an average of 770 fires each year. But have no fear! With proper preparation and safety practices, you can easily avoid those dangerous situations and still get to enjoy the festive feeling that comes with string lights. Tis to season to decorate responsibility – and here are some tips to help you do so:

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Decorating for Christmas: Tree Safety

December 7, 2022

So many families now have adapted Christmas Trees to fit their traditions, their needs, and their different spaces. While many have switched to artificial trees or mini tinsel trees, a lot of families still choose to keep with tradition and pick a live tree. If this is something your family is doing this year, follow our safety tips to make sure you keep yourself, your family, and your home safe this Holiday Season!

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Flyreel FAQs

November 15, 2022

The Philadelphia Contributionship has been working with Flyreel since 2021 to provide our customers with an easy, quick, convenient and secure way to provide important information about their property without scheduling an in-person inspection. Using Flyreel’s AI-powered app on your personal smart device, complete your own self-guided inspection, you have the proper coverage and are well protected in case of an unexpected loss.

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Fall is Here: How to Adjust to this Chilly Season

October 5, 2022

There is not debating that Fall is a great time of the year – the changing leaves, football is back , apple picking and pumpkin spice-everything. But for your home, Fall can actually be one of the busiest seasons. It is really important for homeowners to take advantage of the more moderate weather to reset their home after Summer and repair any damages before the first frost of winter sets in. Use our easy tips to prepare your home for Fall inside and out!

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Grill Safety 101

August 18, 2022

When you think of Summer, what is one of the first things that come to mind? Trips down the shore, hot weather, not school …. And barbeques! Summertime is perfect for grilling hamburgers, hot dogs and veggies. While summer BBQ’s are a great excuse for friends and family to get together, it is important to understand that is does come with one large risk: house fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), grills are the cause of more than 10,000 house fires each year, on average — resulting in $149 million in property damage. To help you stay safe during your next family or friend cookout, we’ve put together a list of ways to keep you, your grill and most importantly your home, safe.

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Vacation Home 101

June 30, 2022

School is out and summer is officially in session. Living on the east coast means summer also brings lots of trips to the Jersey Shore, the Poconos, to the Chesapeake, etc. And many families choose to spend their time at a vacation home or secondary home. Here are some tips and precautions to be aware of as you arrive and also some tips to make sure things remain secure at your primary residence while you’re away.

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Hurricane Season: What to Know and how to Prepare Yourself

June 29, 2022

The official Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 every year since 1965. This year, forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. Read more about how you can prepare and anticipate these summer storms.

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Summer Home Prep in 5 Steps

June 21, 2022

Happy 1st Day of Summer! With a new season, comes new - and important - home tips. These tips will help lower cooling costs, prevent hot-weather mishaps and make sure you and your family are prepared for the hot weather. Summer is a time to embrace the heat or hide away from it in the AC - either way you should enjoy your home, not sweat over it. So here are 5 tips that take preventative action to help your home withstand the hot, humid days to come.

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The Philadelphia Contributionship: A New Startup 270 Years Ago

May 14, 2022

Two hundred and seventy years ago on Friday, February 4, 1752, Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette posted the following notice, alerting Philadelphians to a new opportunity: The subscribers to the articles of insurance of houses from fire, in and near the city of Philadelphia, are desired to meet on Saturday next, at three a clock in the afternoon, at the Court-house in order to agree on proper measures for carrying the same into immediate execution.

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Top Workplaces: 2022

April 26, 2022

We are very pleased to announce that once again, The Philadelphia Contributionship has been named as one of the Top Workplaces in the Philadelphia area! After the last few years of changes, rules and regulations, remote vs. in-person, we are thrilled that we are still able to provide an exceptional workplace for our incredible employees. The list of Top Workplaces is published through The Philadelphia Inquirer and is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC.

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