Category Archives: Homeowners Insurance

Why are home fires larger today?

A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting and certification company UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Larger homes, more open layouts, new construction materials and other factors mean fires burn more quickly, leaving less time for occupants to escape — and for firefighters to stop the flames. How much less time?

Insurance Tips

You keep your car filled up with gas so you don’t get stranded on the side of the road. And, your phone is charged so your loved ones can reach you. But, what kind of safety measures do you have in place for more extreme scenarios? What if you lost everything you owned in a

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

The warm days of spring are a perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance. Tasks such as cleaning out your gutters, checking for dead trees and branches and cleaning and inspecting home mechanical systems, such as heating and air conditioning equipment, can make spring a season of safety. Here’s a

How to Help Prevent Water Damage to your Home

With all the rain we’re having lately, you may be concerned about potential water damage to your home. However, you may not be aware that water damage that’s caused when ordinary household appliances fail can be just as destructive as a torrential rain storm. According to the Insurance Industry Institute, water damage accounts for billions

Protecting Your Valuables

Ah, Valentine’s Day is near, and love is in the air. Well, love and a few other things, such as chocolates, romantic dinners, and, of course, jewelry. If you’re lucky enough to have some new jewelry in your home this Valentine’s Day, you should take a few minutes to think about something you probably don’t