How To Get Your Home Ready For Winter in Virginia

in homeowner tips, ice, Virginia, winter, diy, home maintenance, fall, cold weather Oct 29, 2020

It's super windy on this late fall day in Stafford, Virginia. And that chilly wind is doing a good job of blowing the majority of leaves off the trees. I can actually feel a small draft sitting near a window in my house. That brings us to some last-minute things to shore up outside before Old Man Winter’s first lasting freeze. Our home insurance experts know a few things about protecting your home from the elements and keep the utility bill...

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Teen Driver Safety Week: What Every Virginia Parent Needs to Know

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, car insurance, diy, local, distracted driving, teen driver, parenting, rental car insurance, speeding, drunk driving, impaired driving, laws, car, driving safety, passengers, texting and driving, student, Learners permit Oct 16, 2020

Fall brings unique challenges to teen drivers due to the start of the school year, Friday night lights, and homecoming season. While things may look quite different this year and many activities for your teen are canceled, they can still be vulnerable as they learn to navigate Virginia's roads. NHTSA's Teen Driver Safety Week reminds parents of the importance of conversations with their teens about rules they need to follow to stay safe...

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20 Home Insurance Pictures That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

in insider, homeowner tips, safety tips, fireplace, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, winter, coverage, claim, rain, diy, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, fall, local, home insurance, home fire, Air conditioner, HVAC, home, insurance claim, damage, electrical, how-to, grilling, cooking safety, home repair, renovation, house, water damage, plumbing, Chimney Safety Week Oct 1, 2020

Yikes! This picture looks like a post-apocalyptic scene from a zombie movie.

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What’s the #1 Fall Driving Danger if You Live in Virginia?

in insider, safety tips, driving, report a claim, auto insurance, Virginia, winter, coverage, claim, car insurance, fall, distracted driving, crash, accident, roadside assistance, speeding, weather, car, insurance claim, driving safety, drivingrules, texting and driving, pedestrians, protection, deer Sep 25, 2020

Did you know that October is one of the most dangerous months of the year on Virginia highways? In October 2019, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reported 12,568 traffic crashes statewide, which resulted in 86 fatalities and 6,036 injuries, the highest totals for any other month last year. November brings it's own unique challenges for Virginia drivers and your car insurance.   With summer in the rearview mirror and kids back to...

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The One Thing You Should Do To Your Home This Fall

in homeowner tips, Virginia, winter, coverage, claim, diy, home maintenance, fall, cold weather, home insurance, weather, home, insurance claim, frozen pipes, damage, save money, burst pipes, plumbing, arctic freeze, January, February Sep 17, 2020

Fall is a busy time. The holidays are expensive. We get it. And this year, dealing with the pandemic may mean you have an even more limited budget for home maintenance. We highly recommend prioritizing some basic winterizing to your home to avoid more expensive problems when temperatures drop. We know, from years of home insurance claims, fire is a significant winter hazard for families, so be sure to address fire prevention. Then, if you...

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