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Category: Homeowners Insurance

How to Create a Home Inventory

After a disaster, such as a fire, theft, or a storm, filing a personal insurance claim is a priority. Your insurance company will require you to present a full inventory of your lost or damaged items. A home inventory makes the insurance claims process far more efficient and faster. Any homeowner or renter should take the time to create an inventory of their possessions. The...

Which Disasters Are Covered by Home Insurance?

Natural disasters can wreak havoc on a home – or destroy it entirely. Homeowner’s insurance provides financial protection against covered damages to your home and personal belongings, and liability for injuries to others in certain circumstances. No home insurance policy covers all natural disasters. It is important to understand the type of policy you have and which disasters it covers. What Does Standard Homeowners Insurance...

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Preparing your home for winter is an important annual ritual for homeowners. For instance, did you know that adding insulation in your attic before winter arrives can help prevent ice dams this winter? And do not forget that tuning up your heating system now can help prevent more costly emergency repairs at the height of a storm, when it can be difficult to find supplies...

How to Keep Your Backyard Campfires Safe

There is nothing like a campfire to create a cozy atmosphere when friends and family get together under the stars. A fire draws the gaze and lets you keep warm while socializing in the cool of the evening. A campfire can even be used to cook a meal if you have the right type of fire and accessories. But where there is fire, there is...

Home Fire Escape Plans

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. Why do you need a home escape plan? Working smoke alarms and a home fire escape plan can reduce your risk of injury...