CBIZ INNKEEPERS INSURANCE BLOG

Insights and liability tips on how to protect your inn or bed & breakfast, giving you and your guests peace of mind.

How to Cut Costs on Winter Utility Bills at Your Inn

  • 24 January 2024
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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How to Cut Costs on Winter Utility Bills at Your Inn

When outside temperatures begin to drop, one of the costliest consequences is the increased energy it takes to maintain a comfortable room temperature. Though the most obvious choice may be to lower the thermostat, there are many other methods to decrease your bed and breakfast or inn’s utility costs while still ensuring the warmth and comfort of your guests.

Prevent Snowmelt Flooding From Happening at Your Inn

  • 5 December 2023
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Prevent Snowmelt Flooding From Happening at Your Inn

With winter in full swing and global warming in mind, temperatures will fluctuate throughout the season, causing snowmelt. The accumulating water from melting snow and ice can lead to clogged gutters, saturated foundation material and damaged drainpipes. Stay on top of protecting your inn from moisture damage with these simple tips.

Tornado Safety for B&Bs

  • 4 April 2023
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Tornado Safety for B&Bs

Tornadoes are natural disasters that can leave devastating impacts on affected homes and communities. That’s why it’s important to know exactly what to do before, during and after a tornado strikes in order for you and your guests to stay safe at your inn.

Don’t Let Your Inn Be Dampened by Mold

  • 30 March 2023
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Don’t Let Your Inn Be Dampened by Mold

Mold not only damages your property, but it can also cause serious health complications after long-term exposure. Not to mention, mold can slow your business down and even result in lawsuits. Use these prevention tips to keep mold out of your inn.

How To Properly De-Ice Your Inn

  • 12 December 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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How To Properly De-Ice Your Inn

Keeping outdoor walking surfaces clear of ice in the winter is a crucial practice at many inns. Not only does ice removal offer aesthetic benefits, but it can also help keep you, your coworkers and your guests protected from the risk of slips and trips on-site.

Protect Your Inn from Freezing Pipes

  • 8 December 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Protect Your Inn from Freezing Pipes

Frozen water pipes can be a major concern for inns during cooler months. Pipes that are exposed to extreme cold can burst when water expands; this includes outdoor hose bibs, water sprinkler lines and water supply pipes in basements, attics and garages. That’s why it’s essential that your bed and breakfast’s pipes are adequately protected when temperatures drop.

Going with The Snow — Tips to Winterize Your Inn

  • 16 November 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Going with The Snow — Tips to Winterize Your Inn

Nature is unpredictable, so don’t wait to prepare your inn for the harshest season. Fortunately, simple inspections and improvements to your bed and breakfast property can prevent costly winter-related insurance claims.

Must Read Fireplace Safety Tips for Your Inn

  • 11 November 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Must Read Fireplace Safety Tips for Your Inn

To combat the risk of fire or inhalation of dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) gas, it’s important for you to make chimney care part of your inn’s maintenance plan. Performing simple safety practices and maintenance on your fireplace can help keep it in good condition, ensuring your guests and property stay safe.

Prepare Your Inn from Flooding With These Tips

  • 23 May 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Prepare Your Inn from Flooding With These Tips

Natural disasters can have severe impacts not only on your physical property, but they may also directly affect your business operations (including weeks without guests or rescheduling major events) and lengthy, costly repairs. It is an unfortunate fact that one in four businesses that shut down due to a natural disaster never reopen. 

Give Your Inn A Little Love: Spring Maintenance

  • 22 February 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Give Your Inn A Little Love: Spring Maintenance

As the warmth of spring approaches, it’s easy to forget the damage that harsh winter weather may have done to your inn. A bit of spring maintenance now can prevent costly repair bills later and there is no better time to take a look around and see how best to beautify and protect your property from hazards. Review these tips for spring maintenance to avoid any unwelcome surprises.

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