Virginia Winter Storm Survival Guide

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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 Healthy Home Air This Winter

in homeowner tips, air quality, air filters, carbon monoxide, fireplace, electric heaters, Virginia, winter, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, cold weather, home insurance, allergies, dryness, stay at home, home safety tips, Co2 detector Jan 10, 2021

I love feeling warm and cozy at home with a hot cup of tea on a cold winter day, but I don't love how dry my skin and hair get from my home's heat. Home indoor air quality can drop significantly during Virginia’s winters when we’re all tucked in and closed up. And this year, we are certainly spending a lot of time at home trying to stay healthy. 

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Fireproof Your Home's Extra Heat This Winter

in homeowner tips, carbon monoxide, fireplace, wood stoves, electric heaters Jan 6, 2021

Brrrrr! Who's thankful for extra heat from fireplaces, wood stoves, and electric heaters? And fireplaces and woodstoves are positively essential if there’s a winter power outage!  So it’s no coincidence that almost half of all home fires occur in December, January, and February. Stationary or portable space heaters pose a significant fire hazard and 86% of home heating fire deaths. Even a small chimney fire can have a costly impact; loss of...

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How to Maintain a Fireplace or Wood Stove

in homeowner tips, safety tips, carbon monoxide, fireplace, wood stoves, Virginia, winter, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, cold weather Dec 20, 2020

Hello winter! Today marks the first day of our coldest season. Thank goodness for fireplaces and wood stoves! If you’re looking into getting one, correct installation by a licensed and certified professional is key. If you already have one, we’re sharing our home insurance experience for maintaining these heat helpers so you can protect your home. We've seen first hand what can go wrong.  Heating heroes like fireplaces and wood stoves can...

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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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