Roanoke Valley Insurance of Ahoskie handles everything from Auto, Life, Marine, Boating, Hunting, Home, Health and Outdoor Insurances. Serving Ahoskie, Murfreesboro, Windsor, Gates County and all areas of North Carolina!
1110 North Academy St. Ahoskie, N.C. 27910 - (252) 209-6024
Your Trusted Independent
Insurance agency since 2001
General Liability - Property - Flood - Business Auto - Bonds - Life
Farm/Agricultural - Truck Liability & Physical Damage
Outdoor: Hunting - Boating - Camping
Equipment Floater/Inland Marine - Commercial Trucking
Monday - Friday
Closed daily from
1 PM to 2 PM
Helpful Hints and Insights
from your friends here at RVIS
1. Replace Old Lights and Use Them Correctly! The lights bring holiday cheer for sure, but they can be a safety hazard. Use indoor lights indoors and outdoor lights outdoors, and always turn them off when leaving the house or going to bed. Be sure to replace light sets that have broken sockets or frayed wires.
2. Be Mindful of Poisonous Plants! Eating mistletoe is actually toxic. Keep it away from pets, along with other potentially poisonous plants like holly berries, Jerusalem cherry and amaryllis.
3. Practice Car Safety When Traveling! It’s always important to drive safely, but the Christmas travel season can be especially dangerous. Have your car serviced before leaving on a road trip, carry an emergency kit and give yourself extra time to avoid rushing. Remember to decrease your speed if you’re driving in snow or ice, and wait for snowplows and sanding trucks to clear the roadways before starting your journey.
4. Watch Out for Online Shopping Fraud! Unfortunately, the holiday shopping season is fraught with fraud. While you shop, carefully check that the website address is spelled correctly—fraudulent websites with similar spelling can trick you into giving away your credit card information. When checking out, be sure the payment page address begins with “https” (the “s” stands for “secure”). And as always, never click a link from an unsolicited email.
5. Don’t Make the Tree a Fire Hazard! To avoid the same fate as Clark Griswold’s tree in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, be aware of fire safety. Have the tree vendor cut off about 2″ of the trunk to expose fresh wood for better water absorption, and make sure there’s always water in the tree stand. Keep your tree at least three feet away from radiators or fireplaces. And if you buy an artificial tree, check that it’s labeled “fire resistant.”
6. Properly Secure the Tree! No one wants Santa to get squished by a fallen Christmas tree. Make sure your tree is properly secured with a strong stand that doesn’t lean. If you have a fresh tree, don’t whittle or taper the trunk to fit your stand; this makes the tree less stable.
7. Don’t Burn Wrapping Paper in the Fireplace! Sure, a crackling fire in the fireplace is a must-have for cozy holiday events. Just avoid any fire accidents by practicing proper fireplace safety. Don’t burn trees, wreaths or wrapping paper; and always use a fireplace screen.
8. Keep the Raw Turkey Away From the Salad! One thing is for sure, nothing will ruin your Christmas dinner faster than guests coming down with food poisoning. Handle food safely with these simple reminders: keep raw meat away from fresh produce, wash your hands frequently, use a meat thermometer and use separate cutting boards for cooked and uncooked meats