Traveling? Don’t Come Back to This

Traveling? Don't Come Back to This If you are traveling for vacation or closing up a summer home, there’s nothing worse than coming home to a damaged home. Here are a few simple, proactive steps taken before you leave, that can reduce the likelihood of a loss occurring while you are away so you can return to a damage-free home and get on with Read More

Start the Summer Right with Grilling BBQ Safety

Start the Summer Right with Grilling BBQ Safety  Summer for many people means friends and family gathering for fun in the sun, time in the pool  and grilling. There is no better time to freshen up on grilling safety tips! Maintain Your Grill – Check your grill hoses for cracks, holes or brittleness. Run a soap solution (one part liquid Read More

Pool Safety: Pool Drownings Can Happen in an Instant

Pool Safety: Pool Drownings Can Happen in an Instant Spending time in the pool is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and beat the summer heat but every year more than 3,000 people drown in the US, and many others suffer from serious injuries in near drowning incidents. To keep you and your family members safe it is important to review some pool Read More

Hurricane Season is Upon Us: Safety Check Checklist for Homeowners

Hurricane Season is Upon Us: Safety Check Checklist for Homeowners Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th Your level of preparation before a hurricane can determine how well you weather the storm and how quickly you recover from it. You should start preparing your home, inside and out, long before a storm is in the forecast. Read More

Keep Your Cool: AC Maintenance to Prevent Costly Breakdowns

Keep Your Cool: AC Maintenance to Prevent Costly Breakdowns As summer heats up and air conditioning in your home is one of the best ways help to cool down. Prevention is the key though to avoiding an air conditioning emergency in the hottest parts of summer. Clean Your Coils – Dirt buildup can cause machinery to work harder. Be sure to Read More

How to Cyber Protect Yourself: Tips to Avoid a ‘Botnet’ Attack

How to Cyber Protect Yourself: Tips to Avoid a ‘Botnet’ Attack   Your personal computer and, in fact, any other home devices that are Internet-enabled, are susceptible to hacking, which can allow criminals to access private information stored on your computers. Cyber criminals can even use your computer to send damaging programs to Read More

Still on the Fence About Flood Insurance?

Still on the Fence About Flood Insurance? If you own your house outright or your lender does not require that you purchase flood insurance, you might still want to secure this protection. Twenty percent of flood insurance claims are made by homeowners who live in areas that are considered low-risk for flood, and losses can be extensive even Read More