Virginia Winter Storm Survival Guide

in insider, homeowner tips, snow, ice, safety tips, carbon monoxide, driving, report a claim, fireplace, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, Virginia, winter, severe weather, coverage, claim, car insurance, home heating, cold weather, family, roadside assistance, insurance claim, frozen pipes, damage Jan 3, 2020

Whether you're new to Virginia or lived here for some time, we have some super helpful information to help you prepare and protect your family this winter!

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3 Keys to Warm and Healthy Home Air This Winter

in homeowner tips, air quality, air filters, Virginia, winter, cleaning, home heating Jan 1, 2020

I love feeling warm and cozy at home with a hot cup of tea on a cold winter day. I don't miss Virginia's hot and humid summer weather, but I do not like the dryness of my skin and hair from winter heat. Home indoor air quality can drop significantly during Virginia’s winters when we’re all tucked in and closed up.

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How and Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Virginia

in homeowner tips, fireplace, Virginia, fire prevention, local, home fire, holidays, damage, environment, farming, recycle, Christmas, tree Dec 26, 2019

Cover picture by (Spencer R. Layne/U.S. Navy)   If you have a fresh Christmas tree that needs to be disposed of, we've got resources. There are plenty of sustainable, green cleaning ways to put your tree to good use rather than putting it in the local landfill. Just remember it's important to do it promptly rather than leave it sitting in or outside your house. Dry Christmas trees can quickly become a fire hazard and can even burn faster than...

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SAFE & SOUND: 5 Ways to Drive Safely in Snow and Ice (if you must!)

in snow, ice, safety tips, driving Dec 10, 2019

We all know the safest thing to do when snow or ice is in the forecast is to just stay put. But the fact is Virginia’s climate is notoriously fickle. This dangerous mix is a constant possibility during winter and sometimes can't be avoided. And except for our neighbors in southwest VA, most Virginians don't get regular practice. That's why it's important to stay aware of the latest weather updates in the southwest and north and central...

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Find A Sober Ride in Virginia This Holiday Season

in safety tips, driving, Virginia, car insurance, crash, drunk driving, impaired driving, holidays Dec 9, 2019

The 2018 Thanksgiving weekend in Virginia proved deadly for 12 drivers and passengers, including a City of Winchester police officer. Alcohol was a factor in at least two of the fatal crashes. And take a look at the picture below. It may look like our state decorated with holiday lights; sadly it's a map from the Virginia DMV 2018 Crash Facts Report marking alcohol-related driving fatalities.

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