How to Prepare Your Car For a Hurricane

Sep 27, 2022

It's essential to prepare your home for a hurricane, but don't forget about your car. It's most likely your second most valuable asset. We'll help you cover the bases before the next big storm or hurricane hits Virginia.

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How Do You Know If Your Gutters Need Cleaning?

Sep 22, 2022

I was getting my home ready for Virginia's peak hurricane season when I noticed rainwater spilling over the top edge of my garage gutter. I don't know a ton about gutters but enough to know that rain should flow down and out of my gutters, not over them. Clearly, something was wrong. I also have a poorly placed tree that overhangs the same corner of my house and is constantly dropping flowers, twigs, and leaves from summer to the start of...

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7 Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

Sep 18, 2022

Water is one of the biggest threats to your home. It's also a top cause for home insurance claims. Homeowners insurance can cover some water damage from things like burst pipes, appliance failures, accidental leaks, and storm damage. However, standard home insurance does not typically cover regional flooding to homes and basements from weather events like hurricanes. These events call for a separate policy. Water damage due to a lack of...

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How to Make a Family Plan For a Virginia Hurricane

Sep 18, 2022

In 2018, Property Casualty 360 named Virginia as a top 10 state most at risk for hurricane surge damage. They suggest 409,129 VA homes are at risk with an estimated $1.6 trillion in potential construction costs along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts in any given hurricane season. Here at NNINS, protecting homes and property is in our DNA. We know the major risks of storm damage to your home like property flooding and damage from downed trees. We...

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How To Prevent Home Chimney Fires

Sep 13, 2022

        Fireplaces and wood stoves are designed to safely contain wood-fuel fires and provide heat and ambiance for your home as cold weather comes to Virginia. Your chimney has the job of moving the by-products of combustion such as smoke, water vapor, gases, unburned wood particles, hydrocarbon, tar fog, and assorted minerals away from your home. Find out how these by-products cause a winter home fire hazard and what to do about it.

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