Insurance Claims Increase During Holiday Season Mostly Because of Fried Turkeys
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.