The One Thing You Should Do To Your Home This Fall

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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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What Trees Are Good to Plant Around Your House?

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Fall is the perfect time of year in Virginia to plant trees around your home. They can create four seasons of amazing curb appeal with their foliage and blooms. But in our many years of home insurance claims, we've seen our share of costly property damage from trees. Check out the experience the Duvalls had with a mature tree at their Charlottesville home.    {% video_player "embed_player" overrideable=False, type='scriptV4',...

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Basic Home Maintenance for Virginia

in insider, hurricane, homeowner tips, carbon monoxide, fireplace, wood stoves, electric heaters, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, tornado, hurricane season, severe weather, diy, fire prevention, cleaning, trees, home heating, home maintenance, fall, cold weather, family, home insurance, Air conditioner, hurricane prep, frozen pipes, water damage, burst pipes, plumbing Sep 14, 2020

Who doesn’t love fall in Virginia? The kiddos are back to school, pumpkins don our front porches and the weather is changing the foliage from green to gorgeous. It’s also a busy time of year for families and our homes need attention before colder weather arrives, like those fireplaces and wood stoves. Everyone wants a warm and safe nest with good air quality to hunker down in for winter. 

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Hurricane Preparedness Guide For Virginians

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We know how scary the weather can be. From wildfires to excessive rainfall and flooding, the news and forecasts can be a source of worry and uncertainty. Hurricane season can bring its own frightening headlines. Have you heard about predictions for peak hurricane season for Virginia this fall?  Our company has been living through Atlantic hurricane seasons and insuring homes since 1896. We're Virginians protecting Virginians. So we know a...

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How to Prepare Your Car For a Hurricane

in hurricane, safety tips, driving, report a claim, auto insurance, flooding, Virginia, tornado, hurricane season, severe weather, hail, coverage, car insurance, rain, trees, customer service, roadside assistance, comprehensive coverage, hurricane prep, car, car maintenance, insurance claim, damage, driving safety, tires, tire pressure Aug 14, 2020

It's essential to prepare your home for a hurricane, but don't forget about your car. It's most likely your second most expensive asset and needs to be considered when you're preparing for a big storm.

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