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Quick Tips for Winterizing Your Home

winterizing your home

As the bitter cold New England winter approaches, these 5 quick tips for winterizing your home will help you stay safe, stay warm, and save some money on utility bills that always seem to spike this time of year.

1) Let’s start with the basics: smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Many experts recommend changing the batteries in these devices at least once a year. This… Read More »


Essential Grilling Safety Tips

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Follow these essential grilling safety tips to guarantee great food and a great time!

Memorial Day weekend has arrived, and millions of Americans will be grilling up their favorite meats & veggies and spending time outdoors with family and friends. As your insurance agent and trusted risk adviser, we feel it’s our duty to remind you of the dangers your grill can pose and help… Read More »


New Year, New Insurance Needs?

New Year New Insurance Needs

The New Year is the perfect time to do an annual review of your personal, family and/or business insurance coverage. Things change, and at the Peter M. Bakker Agency we’re committed to making sure you have the right solutions for your unique individual insurance needs. Rather than simply having your current coverages renewed, we can work to determine if circumstance have changed enough to warrant… Read More »


Freeze-Up Prevention at Secondary or Vacation Homes

freeze-up prevention

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group wants to make sure homeowners are well informed about freeze-up prevention at secondary or vacation homes. They have authorized our agency to pass along this helpful information:

“Water supply lines, hot water heating systems and hot water tanks are typically drained down prior to the winter months in seasonal dwellings such as cottages or camps. In contrast, in secondary or vacation… Read More »


Avoid a Deep Fried Thanksgiving Disaster – Be Careful with That Turkey!

As families and friends across America gather for the traditional Thanksgiving feast, one Turkey preparation style has steadily increased in popularity – that’s right, we’re talking DEEP FRIED TURKEY. Before we walk through how to safely prepare this delicious marvel of human ingenuity, we wanted to take the time to warn of you of the unfortunately very real dangers that this cooking method presents.

First… Read More »


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