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Rob Carnie: Yes, the expert is on the air now with Greg Marcyniuk, Heritage Insurance in downtown Moose Jaw. As we look forward to the holiday season, we're presenting the 12 Tips for Christmas. We went through the first six a couple weeks ago, Greg.
Greg Marcyniuk: That's right, Rob, and I'll just recap them real quick. Those six that we covered is, first and foremost, you'll be home for Christmas if your car's prepared. Avoid a Home Alone situation. And it's beginning to look a lot like phish-mas. So you got to watch out for that phishing on your shopping extravaganza. Silver and gold, silver and gold.
Ensure you insure all your silver and gold. And don't let Grinch steal your Christmas. And Oh Christmas Tree, how dried out are your branches. So that brings us on to number seven and careful with those extension cords, Mr. Griswold. Now, Christmas lights are nice, but it's very important that the more extension cords you use, the higher risk of an electrical surge, as well, you want to make sure that those cords are rated for outdoor use.
Check the strings of the lights and make sure there's no damaged wires there. And of course, be careful up on that ladder. Don't nog and drive. If you're planning on actually going out and enjoying alcoholic beverages during the holiday season, which is fine, just make sure that you plan a safe ride home.
And never start your engine unless you're 100% sober, and as well, that includes any sort of medications and, of course, cannabis products. So be very wary of that. Up on the roof top. Take the time to clean the roof off the top of your car of any snow because, actually, it's illegal to leave that there.
And number two is, if it blows onto another oncoming car behind you, it will disturb their visibility, or if you put your brakes on, and that snow can fall down in front of yours and cause you, as well, you could have a ticket. So again, keep that roof top clean. Have yourself a little extra travel time, Ma.
The biggest thing right now, this time of year, you know, you got snow-covered streets and slippery roads, people are distracted, they're in a rush to get going here and there, so just take an extra 15 to 20 minutes so that you have plenty of time for slower and safer driving. And snow should be falling, not your guests.
So slippery surfaces are a great concern, whether it be on your porch or up your driveway, so it's important that you maintain it properly. Keep sand or salt, and porch regularly cleared. And as well, if something does happen, as long as you've got your liability insurance, it will cover their injuries.
And the last, but foremost, is Jingle Bells, pets are swell, but make sure they're okay. So pets love Christmas just as much as kids. And with all the activity, sights, smells, and excitement, these pets can really get stressed out and it's important that you take the extra time to actually have them comfortable and calm, especially, if you have a lot of company over.
And an agitated animal will actually get tangled up in lights, decoration, or even worse, an overstimulated animal could actually behave too aggressively to your guests. So make sure everyone has fun. Give your pets a space full of love and attention.
Rob Carnie: There's your tips for Christmas from Greg Marcyniuk at Heritage Insurance in downtown Moose Jaw. Greg, if we have any questions about these tips, or perhaps adding some liability insurance, you're there for us.
Greg Marcyniuk: That's correct. You can either check us out online at nohassleinsurance.ca, or you can give us a call here or come in and visit us down at the corner of Fairford and 1st NW.
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