Duane Cantrell

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A U.S. Navy veteran, Duane Cantrell has been a National Board Commissioned boiler inspector since 1989. He began his insurance career with Cincinnati Insurance in 1994 as a machinery and equipment field representative in Vermont and New Hampshire. He currently works as a Machinery & Equipment department field supervisor at Cincinnati’s headquarters in Fairfield, Ohio. He has earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Claims (AIC) designations from the Insurance Institutes of America.


‘Out of sight, out of mind’ can be a dangerous boiler strategy

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Boilers are more compact and efficient than ever before. Homes, commercial buildings and industrial occupancies that once required large heating boilers can now be heated using smaller and smaller boilers. There is almost no downside to constructing boilers to be smaller and more efficient – at least, not as long as the boiler does not slip “out of mind” because it is so small that it’s “out of sight.”


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Don’t overlook these maintenance tasks

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If homeowners didn’t already have enough things to worry about, here are a few more. Review this list of items that Cincinnati Insurance specialists say are the among the most overlooked maintenance tasks around your home. Taking care of the things on this list can save you money as well as prevent a loss that could be costly or result in injury.


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Post-flood boiler recovery can present hazards

Focus on safety when recovering equipment after a loss.

The recent flooding in Colorado demonstrates the importance of being prepared. If your business includes boilers or electrical equipment, there are things you can do to minimize a loss from flood damage. First, consult with an insurance professional to discuss the needs of your particular business before any loss occurs, concentrating on the “best practice” steps necessary to help you recover safely.


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