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Insurance Claims Increase During Holiday Season Mostly Because of Fried Turkeys

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Make sure your homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance is up to date before the holiday season in case you burn your house down frying a turkey.

Marketwatch has the full report, but here are some notable claim generators:

  • Average insurance claim for people setting the house on fire frying a turkey is $29,000. Turkey fryer fires increase 300% during the holidays.
  • Candles are the top cause of home fires during the holidays. Average claim on insurance for serious candle caused fires is $50,000.
  • Average insurance claim for a Christmas tree fire is usually over $100,000.
  • Around New Year’s Eve fires caused by fireworks doubles and the average claim is $14,000.

There is also a 7% increase in theft during the holidays, and a 19% increase in the risk of a sewer back up.

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