How to Prevent Frozen Pipes at Home This Winter

Nov 17, 2022

As a local home insurance provider, we know winter weather can take its toll on Virginia homes. We highly recommend prioritizing basic winterizing to your home to avoid more costly repairs this winter. We also know everything is so expensive right now and the holidays are coming. If you don't have extra money set aside for basic home maintenance right now, there's one thing we can recommend you absolutely shouldn't skip. Protect your plumbing....

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Your Fireplace Needs One Simple Thing Before The Holidays

Nov 14, 2022

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Are you ready for the holidays? Here at NNINS, we look forward to spending time in meaningful ways by visiting with family and friends. There's nothing as joyful and happy as a decorated home! But with decades of home insurance experience, we know your house needs a little more than twinkling lights and balsam wreaths as you come in from the chill to celebrate. Your fireplace, or wood stove, should be safe and...

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How to Prepare Your Home's Heating Systems for Winter

Nov 13, 2022

    We've had some cold nights but don't commit to the flannel sheets yet. Virginia's weather can be fickle this time of year! According to NOAA, we should get used to this mixed bag of weather as La Niña climate patterns develop. Virginians have an equal chance of above, near, or below-normal precipitation this winter. Past La Niña winters have brought warmer-than-average temperatures for the commonwealth but precipitation can vary greatly. 

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How to Avoid Hitting a Deer While Driving

Oct 27, 2022

How common are deer collisions in Virginia? Virginians live in a high-risk state for hitting animals with over 60,000 incidents per year by car insurance claim estimates. Virginia drivers have a 1 in 75 chance of colliding with an animal each year and most deer-related crashes occur throughout October and peak in November. Fall mating season, also known as the rut, means highly active bucks are busy seeking receptive females. During this time,...

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How To Fireproof Your Virginia Home This Winter

Oct 26, 2022

  Virginia is experiencing its third straight La Niña winter in the short term, typically resulting in warmer temperatures and less precipitation. But before you store away the snow boots, winter in the new year could take us for a wintery ride of mild days with highs in the sixties, to frigid days with highs only in the twenties. This polar coaster ride through the commonwealth could bring significant cold spells.  Your home needs to be safe...

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