Is Your Attic Trying to Tell You Something?

in insider, homeowner tips, Virginia, hurricane season, diy, home maintenance, fall, home insurance Sep 16, 2019

“Mom! I hear something in the attic!” My daughter’s blood-curdling cry forced me to explore one area of my home that I’d rather avoid: our unfinished attic. The picture below captures my experience best. Let me tell you, it was not pleasant. As it turns out the drama was caused by a bird that had chosen our attic as her nesting location. By the time we had relocated the feathered family, I was itchy, sweaty, and worst of all, had put my foot...

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Got Mold? We Have a Simple Solution

in insider, homeowner tips, air quality, homeowners insurance, Virginia, diy, cleaning, home insurance, summer, weather, home Jul 12, 2019

Virginia weather is anything but predictable. But this time of year, it’s reliably hot and sticky! Heat and humidity are really uncomfortable and make your A/C work twice as hard. But the mold it invites into your home is the bigger villain of this mischievous moisture that plagues Virginia summers. Many types of mold naturally play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees. But indoors,...

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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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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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If You Only Clean One Thing in Your Home This Spring, Make It This

in insider, homeowner tips, safety tips, Virginia, spring, diy, fire prevention, cleaning Mar 7, 2019

Who has time to clean? It’s one of those things you try to pump yourself up for by thinking about how great you feel when it’s done. But let's be honest: with work, kids, and nice weather…well, it tends to get pushed to “next weekend”.

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