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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Do you have severe weather damage? Here's what to do next and what's covered

in insider, hurricane, wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, report a claim, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, flooding, Virginia, tornado, hurricane season, severe weather, hail, coverage, claim, car insurance, diy, trees, home insurance, weather, home Mar 13, 2019

Safety First If you think you have damage from recent weather events, there are important steps you should take right away. Your safety and your family's safety is most important to us. Always take these safety tips into consideration before proceeding with property damage after severe weather.

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How Can I Tell If My Roof Has Hail or Wind Damage?

in insider, wind damage, homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, severe weather, hail, spring, claim Mar 1, 2019

Virginia can probably safely say winter is finally behind us! But that's doesn't mean we won't still see some ice. Tornado and severe weather season is here and that means hail storms are likely. Hail and straight line  winds are equal opportunity destroyers, nearly impossible to prevent, and usually the damage is clear. But it's important to know when they cause hidden damage to your home.   

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6 Signs Your Tree Might Be About To Fall

in insider, hurricane, homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, tornado, hurricane season, severe weather, claim, trees Mar 1, 2019

Hurricane force winds and flooding rains can turn trees into crushing giants to our homes and property.  The twisting winds of even an EF1 tornado can easily transform our lovely oaks and maples into destructive monsters, as we witnessed during two severe weather events last spring in the Commonwealth.

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Do You Have Severe Weather Claim Questions?

in hurricane, wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, driving, report a claim, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, tornado, hurricane season, severe weather, coverage, claim, car insurance Feb 25, 2019

If you have been affected by the recent severe weather, your safety is the most important thing to us. Put the first aid of your family and neighbors first, property second. Be very careful around any storm damage, downed power lines and contact emergency officials and your utility company right away if needed.

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