Jan 232014

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an average of 7,000 annual residential fire losses in which the source of the fire is in the clothes dryer or vent. Dryers are the third most common type of equipment involved in fires, ranking behind stoves and fixed area heaters. Clothes dryers can catch fire due to excessive lint buildup in the exhaust pipe or inside the dryer; this lint buildup is often out of sight. As a result, you should take the following steps to reduce the chance of your dryer starting a fire.

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing the vent pipe.
  • Keep the dryer vent clean and unplugged. Check for a plugged vent if the dryer does not dry clothes efficiently.
  • Remove and clean the lint screen before each use.
  • Keep all combustibles away from the clothes dryer.
  • Hire a qualified technician to periodically inspect gas clothes dryers.

For more information on how to protect your home and prevent loss call Soucy Insurance at 401.762.2218.

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David Soucy of Soucy Insurance selected to serve on Safeco Insurance’s Northeast Region Agent Advisory Council

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Jan 172014





Woonsocket, RI (January 13, 2014) — David Soucy, president of Soucy Insurance Agency in Woonsocket, RI, will help to improve the experience of Safeco Insurance customers after being selected to participate on the company’s Northeast Region Agent Advisory Council.

The advisory council program, which consists of eight regional panels along with a national council, gathers feedback from agents across the country to enhance both customer service and business results for Safeco and independent agencies.

“The Safeco Agent Advisory Council is more than just another industry panel,” said David Soucy. “It’s a chance to help Safeco and my fellow agents continually improve our service. I’m honored to take part.”

Agent Advisory Council participants serve three-year terms, with about one-third of the membership rotating annually. Officer elections are held in March.

“Safeco Agent Advisory Councils provide valuable input as we strive for stronger relationships with our agents and customers across the country,” said Matthew Nickerson, president of Safeco Insurance. “We are grateful for agents who are willing to add their voice and the feedback of other agents to improve our shared business opportunities and better serve our customers.”

Safeco has been using advisory councils for more than 10 years to collaborate with agents on solutions for improving service, products and performance. Approximately 140 agents serve on eight regional councils, all managed by agents. The national council is comprised of officers from the regional councils.

About Soucy Insurance

An independent Trusted Choice® insurance agency, Soucy Insurance is a third-generation, family-owned business that has been located in Woonsocket, RI, since 1914, celebrating its 100-year anniversary.  Proudly serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, Soucy Insurance provides customized solutions for auto, home, business and life insurance.

For more information about Soucy Insurance Agency, go to www.soucyagency.com.

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.

Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2012 revenue.

For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to www.Safeco.com.