Does Home Insurance Pay for Mold Removal?

in insider, homeowner tips, air quality, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, rain, diy, cleaning, home insurance, Air conditioner, summer, weather, home, frozen pipes, home repair, humidity, water damage Jul 15, 2020

If you have a mold problem, you may be wondering if your home insurance will pay to remove it. The short answer is usually not. That's because most mold can be prevented by addressing routine home maintenance and long-term exposure to humidity. 

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It’s Getting Hot! Is Your Air Conditioner Up To The Job?

in insider, homeowner tips, air quality, air filters, Virginia, spring, cleaning, home maintenance, home insurance, Air conditioner, HVAC, summer May 25, 2020

It's hot, it's cold! Virginia’s spring weather can be fickle! But we're getting our first real taste of summer this weekend and the Commonwealth's notoriously hot, humid weather. You know those temperatures that work our air conditioners on overtime. They can also turn into expensive problems for Virginians and their air conditioners.

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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 To Fireproof Your Virginia Home This Winter

in homeowner tips, safety tips, air quality, air filters, carbon monoxide, fireplace, wood stoves, electric heaters, Virginia, winter, diy, home heating, home maintenance, fall, cold weather Nov 7, 2019

Virginia is said to have a “goldilocks climate”- not too hot, not too cold. We're not sure if this is true anymore.  According to the Baltimore office of the National Weather Service, Virginia set a new heat record this October for 96 degrees! Thank goodness it's feeling more like fall now. But not for long. The Farmers' Almanac predicts a wintery ride of highs and extreme lows deemed a "Polar Coaster". Your home needs to be safe and snug!   

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Is Your Home's Heat Ready To Ride Virginia's "Polar Coaster"?

in homeowner tips, air quality, air filters, electric heaters, Virginia, winter, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, fall, cold weather Oct 31, 2019

You may not have committed to the flannel sheets yet. Virginia's fall can be fickle! And according the Farmers' Almanac, we may as well get used to it. Predictions for the 2019-2020 winter has already been anticipated to be a "Polar Coaster ". Rain, sleet, snow, rain; we're talking bouts of unseasonably warm days followed by frigid dives into colder than normal temperatures and all the precipitation in-between. Sounds like a wintery ride!...

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