Category: Blog

Preventing Frozen Pipes

    What’s worse than a major home maintenance disaster? How about several major home maintenance disasters at once? For the quarter-million families who have their homes ruined and their lives disrupted each winter because of frozen water pipes, frigid nights can very quickly turn to ongoing, inconvenient, extremely expensive ordeals. In cold and warmer climates alike, pipes freeze for a combination of three central... Read Article

How to Prevent Dog Bites

A professional pet trainer explains why dogs bite—and what you can do to prevent your pooch from causing harm. Cute, cuddly, loyal and smart—it’s no wonder dogs hold the title of “man’s best friend” and that 39 percent of American households own at least one dog. So why is it that our canine companions bite humans 4.7 million times every year in the United States?... Read Article

How to Prevent a Dryer Fire

Laundry is part of life’s weekly grind, but did you know that dryers cause roughly 15,500 home structure fires, 29 deaths, 400 injuries and $192 million in direct property loss each year?1  What’s more, most dryer fires happen in the winter.2 The Causes The most common cause of dryer fires is failure to do a thorough cleaning. Because a lint trap is not a foolproof... Read Article

Do You Have Enough Coverage?

Do You Have Enough Coverage to Rebuild Your Home? Imagine how devastating it would be to lose your home in a fire. Now imagine not being able to rebuild it completely because you didn’t have the correct amount of insurance. Selecting the proper amount of coverage is the single most important decision you can make with your Homeowners policy. Without it, you may not have... Read Article

Summers Mean Backyard Grilling – Safely!

Just like hamburgers and hot dogs, a sizzling grill is a symbol of summer and grilling isn’t just about great food. Backyard barbecues often create treasured memories with friends and family. Keep in mind, however, that when you grill, you’re literally playing with fire. Thousands of residents each year learn this the hard way, suffering damage to their homes or even serious injuries in grilling... Read Article