9 volt batteries burn a house down!

Yikes!  Brittany Stoker in our office found this video today.  This poor man feels awful about burning his house down, and I was as surprised as anyone to learn how a couple of old batteries could become so dangerous.  Watch the video for more; he explains how the fire started at about 1:45.

Videos like this always come to mind when someone wants to save $50 by reducing their insurance coverage.  There is a long list of ways to save money on your insurance (bundle home + auto, for one), but one of the things that we will never do is lower coverage to save a few bucks.  Believe me, the last thing on this guy’s mind was how much he paid for Homeowner’s insurance.
Be careful out there!