(PRWEB) November 4, 2005
Research suggests that there are two main risks around Christmas time – burglary and accidental damage.
During the festive period, accidental damage to fixtures and fittings in the home increases significantly. This can probably be attributed to the number of parties and family gatherings, with resulting damage to items such as sofas, carpets and glass. Fire and smoke damage is also commonplace at Christmas with causes including faulty fairy lights, candles and cigarettes.
Similarly, the week before Christmas, when most homes are stocked full of valuable presents, is the busiest ‘shopping time’ for burglars. This accounts for 35% of the monthly burglary total.
It’s important to check that you’re adequately insured for your home contents at any time, but especially at Christmas. Home Cover (http://www.home-cover.com) policyholders enjoy a 10% increase in their cover for contents at Christmas.
Graham Linney, Product Manager at Home-Cover.com explains: “We want our customers to enjoy a claim free Christmas but we automatically increase their protection during December by 10% just in case. A few simple precautions can make a big difference in minimising the likelihood of problems around the Christmas period.”
Home Cover (http://www.home-cover.com) has produced a guide to staying claim free this Christmas and advises all customers to run through this checklist:
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