How to Find a Good Home Contractor in Virginia

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Everyone requires the service of a contractor to work in or around their home from time to time, especially after storm damage. You may need your home painted or your roof replaced or repaired. Perhaps a tree fell in your yard or needs to be removed. Even contracting regular lawn service requires a little homework. Many of our members hire contractors as part of a home insurance claims process. Catastrophes, especially after a severe weather...

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Hurricane and Home Insurance Claim FAQS

in hurricane, wind damage, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, flooding, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, coverage, claim, local, home insurance, customer service, home inventory, roadside assistance, local agent, weather, home, hurricane prep, checklist, insurance claim, damage, emergency, Covid-19, coronavirus, home repair, home contractor, house Aug 4, 2020

Do you have a question about your insurance coverage or a claim related to hurricanes? While this article will provide some general answers to frequently asked questions, it's important to remember every policy is different based on individual choices for coverage. The best solutions will most likely come from your independent agent or a call with our team.  We want to encourage everyone to put your safety and your family's safety, above all....

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4 Simple Ways To Protect Home While You're On Vacation

in insider, homeowner tips, report a claim, homeowners insurance, Virginia, claim, home maintenance, home insurance, home inventory, travel, summer, vacation, burglary, damage Jun 22, 2020

Summer is here. There's no doubt COVID-19 has disrupted vacation plans for many. As Virginia slowly reopens and we find safe ways to resume normal activities, everyone could probably use a break away from home! You may be thinking about a local trip right here in the commonwealth. Whether you travel to Virginia’s gorgeous beaches, camp along the Blue Ridge, or visit family, the last thing you want is to worry about something happening to your...

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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, grilling, cooking safety, cookout, Memorial Day May 21, 2020

May is National Barbecue Month, just in time for Memorial Day celebrations  across backyards in the Commonwealth while we continue to stay home during the COVID-19 crisis. It's an especially good time to avoid the emergency room, so let's remember to grill safely! You probably have a solid knowledge of basic safety practices if you’re the designated family griller. As most of us know, it’s important to keep kids and pets away from the old...

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How to Travel With Your Pet in The Car

in Virginia, claim, car insurance, distracted driving, crash, accident, driving safety, car seats for dogs, pet car safety, pet seatbelts, dogs, cats May 19, 2020

I have three dogs that love to ride in the car. Whether it's planning a trip to the local pet store, a hike on Government Island, or leaving for vacation, they literally quiver at the question, "Are you ready to go?".

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