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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My Car Flooded! What Should I Do?

in insider, driving, flooding, Virginia, severe weather, hail, coverage, claim, car insurance, rain, trees, roadside assistance, comprehensive coverage, weather Jul 9, 2019

On July 8, flash flooding ravaged Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. This historic deluge unloaded up to 4 inches of rain in some areas in 1 hour causing historic flooding to major roads during the morning rush hour. Unfortunately, some folks dangerously drove their cars through quickly flooding roadways. Never do this: turn around, don't drown!

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SAFE & SOUND: 4 Signs You Should Stop Using Your Deck Today

in homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, coverage, claim, diy, home maintenance, home insurance Jun 10, 2019

Summer in Virginia is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors at home. Whether it’s a graduation party, 4th of July cookout, or good old-fashioned family reunion, decks are a popular gathering place for good food and great memories. But happy occasions can turn disastrous when a larger than normal crowd puts more than the usual stress on a failing deck.

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Does Your Home Insurance Cover Your Small Business?

in insider, homeowners insurance, coverage, claim, car insurance, home insurance, small business, ridesharing Jun 4, 2019

Do you remember Henn? Their beautiful handcrafted baskets and sponged pottery were popular and the perfect complement to a country kitchen. That was around 2005 and I fell in love with the quality of the products. My kids were little, I was a stay-home mom, and I also really needed some adult socialization. It was the perfect fit! I signed up to be an official Henn Home Consultant.

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SAFE & SOUND: 3 Grilling Dangers That May Surprise You

in insider, safety tips, coverage, claim, fire prevention, home maintenance, home insurance, home fire, home inventory May 17, 2019

May is National Barbecue Month, just in time for Memorial Day celebrations across backyards in the Commonwealth. You probably have a solid knowledge of basic safety practices if you’re the designated family griller. Like most of us know it’s important to keep kids and pets away from the old barbie and to only use it outdoors to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. But when you've been insuring Virginia homes since 1896, you can imagine we've seen...

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