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Horst Insurance Named in Best of Lancaster Readers’ Survey

- Horst Insurance was recently named in the 2014 “Best of Lancaster” Readers’ Survey.  Among other local Lancaster County insurance agencies, Horst Insurance ranked fourth. Congratulations to all Horst Insurance team members!  Without your hard work and dedication to the agency, this achievement … continue reading >

Winter Freeze Precautions

Frozen Pipe

- Too many businesses find themselves unprepared when normal winter weather suddenly turns extreme.  During a severe cold spell, sprinkler or water pipes can freeze, burst and produce devastating losses.  Water damage from this type of incident, known as a freeze-up, … continue reading >

Preventing Sprinkler System Freeze-Ups

- Introduction Cold weather brings the danger of impaired fire protection because of water freezing in sprinkler piping, underground mains, gravity suction tanks or fire pumps. Such freezing not only leaves a risk vulnerable to fire and damage to the building … continue reading >

Checklist: Boiler and Cold Weather Precautions

- The heating system in your business is one of your most valuable assets during the winter months. Avoid system failure by using this checklist to assure that your unit is safeguarded. Also, utilize the other cold weather recommendations to keep … continue reading >

Dry-Pipe Sprinkler Valve Heated Enclosure

- Data Sources: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards: NFPA 13 – Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 25 – Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Dry pipe sprinkler systems are designed for use inside buildings that … continue reading >

Have a Spooky, Safe Halloween

Halloween Pumpkins

- Do you remember how much fun it was to get dressed up as your favorite action hero, cartoon character or princess and go door to door for Halloween treats? Well, your children can now experience that same joy. Just as … continue reading >

Wood Burning Stove Safety

- Did you know that the largest source of fire in American homes comes from fuel burning appliances? According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, solid fuel burning appliances account for five to 10 percent of all household fires, and cause … continue reading >

Horst Insurance eReview System

- Over the past several months, Horst Insurance has started deploying a web based software application to our personal insurance clients, known as the eReview system. The eReview system, managed by our Business Development Associate, Debbie Amway, is part of our … continue reading >

Avoiding Animal-Vehicle Collisions

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- Staying safe during your commute can be a challenge, especially when it involves an unexpected deer or other animals running across the road. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly one-quarter of all animal and vehicle crashes … continue reading >

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