CBIZ INNKEEPERS INSURANCE BLOG

Insights and 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.

Essential Winter Safety Tips for Inn Shuttles & Vehicles

  • 3 January 2024
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Essential Winter Safety Tips for Inn Shuttles & Vehicles

Winter weather can be a force of nature that often requires extra precautions to ensure safety on the road. All drivers, whether taking the company vehicle out to run errands or picking up guests, should be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws their way.

12 Essential Safety Tips Every Inn Owner Must Know This Holiday Season

  • 14 December 2023
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12 Essential Safety Tips Every Inn Owner Must Know This Holiday Season

Don't let safety concerns dampen your holiday spirit and turn into risk-mas. From security systems to smoke alarms, here are 12 days of safety measures for your bed and breakfast or inn to follow.

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.

The Risks of Falling INN Love

  • 7 February 2023
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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The Risks of Falling INN Love

‘Tis the season of romantic getaways and Galentines retreats at your inn. While it’s easy to get wrapped up in the chocolate hearts, dozens of roses and the dim glow of candles, keep in mind that hazards do not take a day off. 

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.

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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