Holiday Decorating Safety Tips to Know

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Get your home into the holiday spirit with care. Garland, string lights, candles, and the tree – there is so much decorating to do over the holidays! Before you start to unpack all of your festive decorations, take a look at these tips on how to safely decorate and protect yourself, your family, and home from disaster. Inspect electrical decorations for damage before use. Don’t overload sockets, which can spark a fire. Use battery-operated candles. Never connect more than three Read More

Prepare Your Property for Winter to Reduce Damage Costs

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Easy home maintenance jobs for winter.   When the temperatures start to drop, it’s a good idea to carry out a few quick jobs around the home to prepare for the colder months. A little preparation now can help to reduce property damage and home insurance costs down the line. Here are some easy, cost-effective steps to protect your property this winter. Care for the pipes Every winter, many homeowners suffer from frozen pipes at home but there are some simple steps you can take to reduce Read More

What Does Non-Owner Car Insurance Cover?

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What is non-owner car insurance and what does it cover?  You most likely know the basics of getting auto insurance for your vehicle, but what about for a car you’re driving but don’t own? If you don’t own a car but drive borrowed or rented vehicles frequently, you may need non-owner car insurance. What does non-owner car insurance cover? Non-owner car insurance is, quite simply, for people who drive vehicles they don’t own. This coverage provides you with bodily injury and property damage Read More

Driving Tips to Help You Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Holiday

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Make your Thanksgiving journey a smooth one with these tips.   The festive season is here! Whether you’re planning to hit the slopes, visit grandma or get together with friends from afar, there’s a good chance that driving will be part of your journey. We all know that the roads over the long Thanksgiving can be difficult at best. To ensure that you have a smooth ride, take a look at these tips. Prepare the vehicle. Whether you’re driving 20 miles or 200, it’s a good idea to ensure your car Read More

Important Things to Ask When Choosing a Home Security System

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In need of a home security system? Ask these questions first.  If you’re looking for a burglar alarm system, you’ll want to be sure that you’re making the right purchase. After all, your home is your haven, and a place where you store your valuable and beloved items. There are many home security options to choose from these days, from smart devices to DIY systems to multiple monitoring centers. The best alarm for your house makes life a little safer and more comfortable without breaking your Read More

Do I Need to Take a Home Inventory?

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Why taking a home inventory is important.   Homeowners, can you list everything you own from memory? While most people will remember their computers, TV, and brand new blender, what about the holiday china in the garage? Or every pair of jeans? All of this is regarded as personal property for insurance purposes. If your home is destroyed by a listed peril, such as a fire or another disaster, having a list of possessions makes filing a claim easier. Why do I need a home inventory? Simply Read More

How Do Seatbelt Tickets Impact Your Auto Insurance?

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Got a seatbelt ticket? Understand how it could impact your car insurance premium.   When you see those blue lights flashing in your rear-view mirror, you’re automatically filled with dread. Your second thought may be the cost of the ticket and the expenses that follow – such as your car insurance going up. It’s important to keep in mind that different types of tickets can affect your insurance rates in different ways, including seatbelt tickets. A seatbelt ticket is given to a driver when Read More