Keeping you safe is our priority. Our loss prevention representatives are literally in your backyard helping our members manage potential risks and provide suggestions to protect your property and your family.
About Our Loss Prevention Team
Providing our members with a quality inspection is important to us, and part of the extra service included with your property insurance. Our Loss Prevention Representatives are tradespeople with previous experience as general contractors building their own homes, and working for a company that supplied plumbing, heating, electrical and gas services to their clients. Kevin is a licensed electrician and also has a basic WETT certification. His experience provides an understanding of building codes and extensive knowledge about building cost for farm buildings. Have a concern or question about your property? Please don’t hesitate to ask, you can be confident that we will provide appropriate safety information and tips when visiting your home or farm.
Regular Scheduled In-Person Visits to Insured Property
Your home, farm or commercial property is most likely one of your most valuable assets, we want to help you protect that asset by making personal visits on a regular basis. Many things can change from the time you first insure with Erie Mutual, including renovations or new buildings that could affect the limits of insurance for adequate coverage. A member of our Erie Team will schedule an appointment at your convenience. You can expect this visit to happen about every 5 years for your home insurance and every 2 if you have a Farm insurance policy. This is all included as part of our risk management strategy for our members.
Thorough Home Inspections & Advice
Many of us walk past potential hazards in our home every day, not realizing the possible danger. Perhaps it’s a missing hand railing, a weathered roof, or an electrical issue; our Loss Prevention Representative is that extra set of eyes that may see and identify potential risks. While personally inspecting your home, they will be checking for working smoke detectors, CO2 detectors, fully charged fire extinguishers, as well as confirming square footage of dwellings and outbuildings. Keeping you safe is our main concern, working detectors and fire extinguishers are reasonably inexpensive, and they do save lives.
Hazards & Risks to Consider
To help you develop risk strategies to protect your family and property, Erie Mutual’s Loss Prevention Representatives provide these tips:
Check your smoke and CO2 detectors on a regular basis.
Have the right type and number of fire extinguishers appropriate for your home and farm.
Minimize tripping hazards.
Install handrails where required.
Poor housekeeping can quickly result in potential fire escape obstacles for family members. It can also prevent EMS workers from locating loved ones when searching through thick smoke, always keep stairways and rooms free of clutter. Outside housekeeping is important as well. Paying attention to overgrown trees, long grass and outbuilding upkeep will help keep your family and visitors to your property safe.
Expert Advice and Tips – We’ll Keep You Informed
Erie Mutual’s experienced team provides Home Insurance and Farm Insurance advice and tips to our members during our regular visits. Any time you have questions or concerns, we are always here for you.
Your home is likely the most valued asset you own, and because of that, we believe that every policyholder should insist that their insurance company inspect what they insure. It has taken some insurers and homeowners years to realize the value of home insurance inspections.
Every insurance company has been witness to the loss of a family home, it is an absolutely horrific ordeal of devastation and emotion that the family is forced to endure. Although your first instinct may be to extinguish the fire, it is important that everyone knows what do when a fire becomes uncontrollable. Your family members have only a matter of minutes to safely escape the fire and smoke before it consumes the house. You must have a plan in place!
Ask anyone that works in insurance, the story has been the same for years. They never really planned to work in insurance, it somehow just happened. That may be changing. Our younger generations, yes that includes millennials, are selecting insurance as a career choice and choosing a post-secondary school and program that makes the best sense to achieve this goal.
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How much coverage
We will always provide you with the proper coverage and adequate limits to meet all your insurance needs.
Your insurance needs change over time. Erie Mutual is a progressive insurance company based in the Hamilton Niagara region with a professional team to assess and match your needs with the best insurance available.