What is an Ice Dam and What to do if You Have One

in homeowner tips, snow, ice, homeowners insurance, Virginia, winter, severe weather, coverage, claim, cleaning, home maintenance, home insurance, weather, hurricane prep, insurance claim, damage, how-to, home repair, water damage, February Feb 15, 2021

They're pretty and kids love to play with them. But if you've got giant icicles hanging from your roof, it may mean trouble.

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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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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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4 Ways to Prepare Your Home's Heat for Winter

in homeowner tips, air quality, air filters, electric heaters, Virginia, winter, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, fall, cold weather Nov 3, 2020

We've had some cold nights but don't commit to the flannel sheets yet. Virginia's fall has had some beautiful warm days as well! And according the Farmers' Almanac, we may as well get used to this mixed bag of weather. Predictions for the 2020-2021 winter has already been anticipated to be just as fickle. Rain, sleet, snow, rain; we're talking bouts of unseasonably warm days followed by frigid dives into colder than normal temperatures and...

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Your Home Fireplace Needs One Simple Thing Before The Holidays

in homeowner tips, fireplace, wood stoves, Virginia, winter, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, fall, cold weather Nov 1, 2020

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…

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