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6 Tips for Preventing Water Damage from Appliances

Did you know that washing machines are one of the main sources of water damage to homes?  Others that top the list include hot water heaters and dishwashers. Fortunately, there are a few easy and inexpensive steps you can take to help…

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Your Flood Risk is Rising

When my wife and I bought our first home, the last thing on our mind was that it could be damaged by a flood. After consulting with our realtor, our neighbors, and examining the impressive sump-pump system in the basement,…

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Tips to Burglarproof Your Home This Summer

Summer has finally arrived! Between record snow storms, flooding, and hail, I thought it would never get here. Thankfully, vacation season is upon us but that means burglaries will inherently increase. Each year, there are more than 2 million burglaries,…

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Summer is Perfect for Preventing and Repairing “Ice Dam” Damage

In the Northeast, the term “ice dam” is met with grimacing faces and curse words. For those of you blissfully unaware of its meaning, an ice dam is the build-up of ice on roofs that causes damage to the building…

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Your Nerves Need a Vacation Too: Tips to Protect Your Home This Summer

If you are anything like me, you get really excited about seeing the first blooms of spring. They signify warmer days, less hibernation, and more importantly vacation season.   Unfortunately, for many, going on vacation can cause a bit of anxiety….

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Are You Covered for the Havoc Old Man Winter Can Wreak?

For many of us across the U.S., the first blast of cold wintry weather hit us this past weekend.  Love it or hate it, it’s here! We often post tips on our Facebook page and our website on preparing for cold weather…

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Mold: The Four Letter Word in Insurance

I remember my first phone call after new language concerning mold was introduced to policyholders:  “I see you cover mold now!   I was just looking at my shower and noticed some mold there!” So began my career of explaining the intricate subject…

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