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Home safety tips this winter


With the cooler months upon us, it’s timely to remind ourselves about safety tips to keep our homes safe this winter. 

Particularly as winter is when we use items such as hot water bottles, electric blankets, wheat packs and we crank up the heaters in an effort to stay warm. Please keep the following in mind this winter:

For more information, you can refer to the ACT Emergency Services Agency website.

We don’t like to think about it but in the event of a total loss, do you have sufficient insurance cover to rebuild and replace your contents? General Manager of Banking for SERVICE ONE, Tony Brown, explains further. 

“While many Australians carry home and contents cover, a significant proportion are underinsured which means the level of cover they have is not enough to get them back to where they were pre-loss. That’s why it’s important you review your insurance arrangements at least yearly. To help, we offer calculators on our website to help work out approximately how much your home building would cost to rebuild and how much your home contents is worth. Once you complete these you can then make some decisions around the level of cover you are comfortable with.”

Keep in mind SERVICE ONE can assist you with your insurance cover. You can obtain quotes and purchase policies online for certain types of cover, visit your local Branch or phone 1300 361 761.