Tag Archives: Preparedness

What Is Your Insurance Coverage?

Hurricane season is here, are you prepared with flood insurance? Do you know how to check if you live in a flood area or who to get flood insurance from? Have you ever wondered, although you don’t live in a flood zone, could you purchase flood insurance? Understanding how your flood insurance works or how to get it is important to any homeowner, however we understand how hard that can sometimes be [...]
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Are You Prepared For A Hurricane? Part 2

   The next step to your preparation plan is to routinely check your home to make sure it is as safe as possible. In the event of a storm where you may need to evacuate knowing your house is as fool proof as you could have possibly made it could help you in the long run. Some quick tips for keeping your home ready for an upcoming storm are: • Clear your yard. Make sure there's nothing that could [...]
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Are you prepared for a Hurricane? Part 1

Last week, May 24th – May 30th, was National Hurricane Preparedness Week and we want to make sure you are prepared! Several preparations made ahead of time and practiced routinely could mean the difference between saved lives and a safe house. Since it only takes one storm to disrupt your life, taking precautions and having an evacuation plan are a high priority when living in a hurricane prone [...]
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Is your insurance policy in a safe place?

Purchasing home owners insurance is important for you and your home, however do you have such important documents in safe keeping? The correct storage of your insurance documents is vital to ensuring you have everything you need to get a claim started immediately after a loss. Storing a copy of your documents in an office or filing cabinet, while storing your original papers in a fire proof safe [...]
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Indoor Air Quality

Have you noticed an odor in your home? Do you have children or pets? Do you have lungs?! The Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ, of your home should be important to you. It is very important to perform regular maintenance, such as changing your air filters often and having your air ducts cleaned. In addition to your routine upkeep, we can help you optimize your IAQ, and change your perception of how you should [...]
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Common Causes of Water Damage – Part 4 – Weather & Natural Disasters

Rain, Rain, Go Away… Unfortunately, we do not have control over natural weather patterns and occurrences. Flash floods, sudden storms, and hurricanes can all cause building damage. Furthermore, water buildup will cause problems quickly and quietly. You can, however, take preventative measures to best protect your home and family from natural disasters. After inclement weather, inspect your attic [...]
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Common Causes of Water Damage – Part 3 – Faulty or Malfunctioning Appliances/HVAC

For our third installment of “Common Causes of Water Damage,” we will be covering faulty or malfunctioning appliances and HVACs. When these problems occur, damage can be incurred quickly. The most common culprits of appliance damage are washing machines and water heaters. Dishwashers and refrigerators are also common contributors. As appliances grow older, their pipes begin to rust and crack. Hoses [...]
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Common Causes of Water Damage – Part 2 – Pipes & Plumbing

Welcome to our second installment of “Common Causes of Water Damage.” Today, we would like to bring to light a very common culprit of water damage: Pipes & Plumbing. There is a lot of plumbing throughout your home! The most common problems occur at or near fixtures such as sinks, toilets, and tubs. Causes of pipe damage include: -          Weather: Pipes can leak, sweat, or freeze, [...]
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The Heart of the Hurricane Season is Ahead

Have we had a quiet or typical start to our hurricane season? Thus far, we've had four named storms in the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. None of them managed to become hurricanes, all succumbing either to land, dry air, or wind shear. However, the average date we see the first Atlantic hurricane is not until August 10, according to the 1966-2009 average calculated by the National Hurricane Center. Don't [...]
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Tropical Storm Name Announced!

The depression's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday, July 24th, are near 35 mph.The U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's forecast to reach tropical storm strength later in the day or Wednesday night. If it does, it will be named Dorian. Now is the perfect time to prepare. Check your supplies and have your important documents, including your homeowners insurance, ready. The depression is [...]
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