4 Simple Home Winterizers for Virginia

in homeowner tips, ice, Virginia, winter, diy, home maintenance, fall, cold weather Oct 15, 2019

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 teensy 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. Let’s keep your home protected from the elements and keep the utility bill down to boot!  

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20 Home Inspection Pictures That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

in insider, homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, claim, diy, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, fall, local, home insurance, home fire Oct 3, 2019

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

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SAFE & SOUND: What’s the #1 Fall Driving Danger if You Live in Virginia?

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, car insurance, fall, distracted driving, crash, accident Sep 23, 2019

October and November have the highest number of car crashes of any other months of the year, according to monthly data in the 2017 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts Report by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. With kids in school and back to business as usual, our roadways become more dangerous not only due to activity, but also from seasonal changes. Let’s countdown the top 5 fall dangers for Virginia drivers.

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What Trees Are Good to Plant Around Your House?

in insider, homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, severe weather, spring, trees Sep 22, 2019

Fall is the perfect time of year in Virginia to plant trees around your home. They can create 4 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. Planning well when it comes to choosing what kind of tree, where to plant it, and the right maintenance, is essential to protecting your home. Take a look at the experience the...

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Is Your Attic Trying to Tell You Something?

in insider, homeowner tips, Virginia, hurricane season, diy, home maintenance, fall, home insurance Sep 16, 2019

“Mom! I hear something in the attic!” My daughter’s blood-curdling cry forced me to explore one area of my home that I’d rather avoid: our unfinished attic. The picture below captures my experience best. Let me tell you, it was not pleasant. As it turns out the drama was caused by a bird that had chosen our attic as her nesting location. By the time we had relocated the feathered family, I was itchy, sweaty, and worst of all, had put my foot...

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