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May 7, 2023
As a partner of Hitchings Insurance, Ohio Mutual Insurance Group is offering a brand-new protection package: Ting. The Ting protection package includes a plug-in smart sensor that continuously monitors for electrical fire hazards. It comes with an application that you can download to your smartphone and stay informed and in sync with the sensor 24/7!
This program, in combination with comprehensive insurance, can help to keep you, your loved ones, and your home safer. It’s incredible what kind of technological advancements we can utilize nowadays to keep our homes safe.
Let’s start off by taking a look into what causes electrical fires and why they’re a threat to homeowners throughout our country.
In the United States alone, there are nearly 30,000 electrical fires each year. This causes around $1.1 billion in property damage, and just over 300 lives lost. Unfortunately, electrical fires are a real issue for residents. The winter months seem to be the most popular time for electrical fires, and this is largely because many electrical fires are caused by electric heaters.
Electrical fires may also occur as a result of appliance failure or defects in wiring, and fires can occur as a result of overloaded electrical outlets or overloaded extension cords.
Mitigating electrical fires starts with knowing why they begin.
These are just a few of the popular causes of electrical fires in homes. Electrical fires – like any fire – can be devastating and have the potential to turn your life upside-down very quickly. Ting may be able to help monitor your home for safer appliance usage and better peace of mind.
Electrical fires are one of the leading causes of property losses. In fact, an electrical fire can happen in a home once every 10 minutes in the United States, and unfortunately, the causes can go beneath our notice because we cannot see the issue outright. The Ting sensor senses unique signals generated by invisible issues 24/7 and enables proactive detection, remediation, and fire prevention.
If a problem is ever detected by Ting, an alert is immediately sent. You will also regularly receive emails documenting the best ways to monitor fire hazards, and power quality, and emails will also offer fire safety tips and other safety and security items.
Installing the app is easy, too! All you need is to download it and plug your smart sensor into an outlet. Once the sensor has been paired to your home Wi-Fi, you’re golden.
Ting essentially serves as a concierge, which helps to act and protect you so that you are never on your own. The experts behind Ting will help to guide you from beginning to end, and may even coordinate with an electrician if needed. If an issue arises, they will communicate with you until it has been cleared.
In essence, what you will get with the Ting Service is as follows:
Begin registration for Ting Service today.
Signing up for your Ting Protection Package is as easy as counting to three. Visit the Ting sign-up website here and read on for more information regarding Ting and how it works to mitigate electrical fire hazards with real-time alerts. Just fill out the registration form and qualifying Ohio Mutual members will be able to access the program ASAP.
For more information regarding electrical fire safety and how to protect your home, or to inquire if the electrical fire is included in your home insurance policy, give us a call here at Hitchings Insurance.
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