Candles are a great way to make your house feel more inviting, or help create a spooky ambiance. But candles can also be a serious fire hazard. In addition to being a fire hazard when left unattended, some candles contain materials that present health hazards – especially for young children.
Read candle labels and avoid candles that contain lead. You can test this by removing wax from the tip of the wick and rubbing it on a piece of white paper. If it leaves a grey mark then the core is probably lead. When these wicks burn they produce lead vapours and dust.
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Like many brokers in the insurance industry I did not plan to be an insurance broker. This is my second career and proud to make it my last. Insurance got my attention in 2007 where I quickly learned how rewarding it is to connect with people and properly protect what they value most. As the world around us changes I continue to challenge myself to anticipate risk in peoples lives and mitigate uncertainty with the best insurance products in the market.
My first career was in the car business where I moved from Toyota to BMW to Jaguar. I learned the importance of relationship sales and earned a spot as a sales manager. My passion for quality built cars and dealing with people was a great fit for over 15 years.
The insurance industry provided me with a work life-balance where I could better manage my personal life and enjoy quality time with my wife and three children. As family, we make it a point to enjoy quality time at home in the yard or on a local adventure to parks or trails. When I am not with the family, I am fortunate enough with good health to still play hockey and golf regularly - without too many aches and pains.
My business focus started with home and auto insurance. I then learned commercial insurance where I started to develop strategic insurance plans for my customers. My strategic thinking brought new opportunities where I now help employers, associations and affinity partners set group insurance plans. Here’s a great example -
My goal oriented and project driven personality continues to motivate me to better myself. I look forward to the next phases of my life with family, friends and valued clients. Learn More
About Mathew Harris