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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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes at Home This Winter

in insider, homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, winter, claim, diy, fall, cold weather, home insurance, weather, home, insurance claim, frozen pipes, damage, emergency, home repair, save money, protection, house, water damage, burst pipes, plumbing, arctic freeze, January, February Nov 1, 2020

Fall is a busy time. The holidays are expensive. We get it. And this year, dealing with the pandemic may mean you have an even more limited budget for home maintenance. We highly recommend prioritizing some basic winterizing to your home to avoid more expensive problems when temperatures drop. We know, from years of home insurance claims, fire is a significant winter hazard for families, so be sure to address fire prevention. Then, if you...

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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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How To Get Your Home Ready For Winter in Virginia

in homeowner tips, ice, Virginia, winter, diy, home maintenance, fall, cold weather Oct 29, 2020

It's super windy on this late fall day in Stafford, Virginia. And that chilly wind is doing a good job of blowing the majority of leaves off the trees. I can actually feel a small draft sitting near a window in my house. That brings us to some last-minute things to shore up outside before Old Man Winter’s first lasting freeze. Our home insurance experts know a few things about protecting your home from the elements and keep the utility bill...

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20 Home Insurance Pictures That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

in insider, homeowner tips, safety tips, fireplace, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, winter, coverage, claim, rain, diy, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, fall, local, home insurance, home fire, Air conditioner, HVAC, home, insurance claim, damage, electrical, how-to, grilling, cooking safety, home repair, renovation, house, water damage, plumbing, Chimney Safety Week Oct 1, 2020

Yikes! This picture looks like a post-apocalyptic scene from a zombie movie.

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