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In addition to providing our customers with the best insurance products available on the market, we want to offer you information to help keep you and your family safe all year long. We invite you to visit our blog often to enjoy current articles covering a variety of topics from lifestyle tips to driving safety, home maintenance to insurance buying tips. Enjoy!
 
  • 1023 Make Power Tool Safety Part of Your Remodeling Plan

    11/27/2018 8:51:57 AM

    (Family Features)--When it's time to take on a new project, both DIY-inclined homeowners and contractors alike must consider many components to successfully complete the task, from design plans and materials to the proper tools needed. For simple projects like installing new light fixtures as well as more complicated projects such as refurbishing an outdated bathroom, power tools can be helpful throughout the process.

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  • Prep your home for winter weather

    11/8/2018 9:29:26 AM

    Well, it's that time of year again. It's dark by 6pm, leaves are making the yard a mess, and temperatures are dropping consistently. Before you start burrowing in for total winter hibernation, break out the old home winterization check list. If you're a new homeowner, brush up on some home maintenance which can save you in the long run.

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  • It’s Electric: Power Safety During Storms

    10/11/2018 10:37:29 AM

    When a storm hits, the damage to your home or business may be of top concern, after safety of your loved ones, of course. One of the key areas of costly damage often comes from overlooked sources of electricity.  However, according to schneider Electric, costly damage to residential or commercial electrical systems can be minimized or avoided, while ensuring human safety by following three important steps while preparing homes and businesses for an oncoming storm: 
     

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  • Lightning Protection Systems: How Do They Work?

    9/24/2018 7:58:18 AM

    Maybe it's a near impossibility for lightning to strike the same place twice, but most hope lightning never even strikes their home even once.

     

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2007-2011, U.S. local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 22,600 fires per year that were started by lightning.

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  • Determining the price of your auto insurance policy

    8/27/2018 8:00:55 AM

    What determines the price of an auto insurance policy?

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  • Can Life Changes Impact Your Auto Insurance?

    8/1/2018 1:25:48 PM

    Life can naturally be unpredictable, and various events may cause your car insurance rates to fluctuate.

     

    Paul K. Improta, CPIA, AAI, LUTCF of Underwriters, Inc. advises consumers that if they plan on making any significant change in the future, they should be aware of which common milestones could affect their premium.

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  • Don't Be Underinsured for the Next Big Flood

    7/23/2018 8:39:28 AM

    Maintaining proper flood insurance and understanding what is covered for flood.

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  • Storm Safety: How You Can Prep for Hurricanes

    6/13/2018 8:27:44 AM

    Hurricane season is on the way, and as a homeowner, there are many steps you can take to prepare. Generac recommends taking the following steps to make your home storm ready:

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  • 8 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Summer

    5/29/2018 11:59:11 AM

    Summer is just around the corner which means it’s time to spruce up your home and get ready for the warm weather. Here are eight useful tips to get your home ready for the season.

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  • What's covered during a Volcanic Eruption?

    5/15/2018 10:59:58 AM

    While volcanoes themselves can be mesmerizing, the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii seem to never end. If you reside near a volcano, what coverage would you need in case of an eruption?

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  • Car Care: DIY Items Everyone Can Do

    5/8/2018 8:30:53 AM

     (Family Features) – While taking your car to an auto service professional is a great way to ensure peak performance, the Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners there are few simple vehicle checks they can do themselves to save a little money and help keep their vehicles running efficiently all summer long. With basic knowledge of common maintenance practices and a little time, motorists can inspect the following components in their own driveway:

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  • How to Prevent Home Flooding Disasters

    5/1/2018 11:27:13 AM

    When it comes to home damage, a busted pipe can create major havoc. But how can you plan ahead to save your space for water damage?"The best solution is prevention," says Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing & Heating. Below are Petri's top prevention tips.
     

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  • Home Safety in the Spring

    4/25/2018 8:13:55 AM

     

    Winter is over, but that does not mean your home safety woes are behind you. Spring weather is among the most unpredictable Americans will experience all year, but there are certain proactive steps that can help mitigate damage in many situations. Jim Taylor, head of claims customer experience for Farmers Insurance notes, "Many of us are in the habit of spring cleaning our homes, and by adding a couple of simple home and auto maintenance practices to our to-do lists, we may help minimize potential weather hazards."

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  • How to Pack an Emergency Kit for Any Disaster

    4/17/2018 1:13:33 PM

    The risks you and your family may face—wildfires, terrorist attacks, flooding, earthquakes—are among the most important factors to consider in deciding what goes in your emergency bag. FEMA, the American Red Cross and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention all provide checklists to help you get started. Building from there, here are additional items to include in an emergency bag for yourself, your family and your pets.

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  • How to Plan Your Outdoor Space

    4/3/2018 12:44:33 PM

    If you’re a new homeowner – or a veteran homeowner who’s ready for a change – it’s a wise idea to approach your landscaping and outdoor living space with a well thought-out game plan.

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  • How Driverless Cars Will Effect Auto Insurance

    3/19/2018 4:03:18 PM

    With the recent flurry of activity in the world of autonomous vehicles, the advent of driverless vehicles is no longer a futuristic idea as seen in a Will Smith movie. How will this impact the auto insurance industry?

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  • Spring Cleaning

    3/6/2018 8:34:33 AM

    prepping your home for spring

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