20 Home Insurance Pictures That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

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

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Is Renters Insurance Required in Virginia?

in insider, Virginia, home fire, renters insurance, damage, money, liability, protection, renting, apartment, house, theft Jul 15, 2020

You do not have to have renters insurance by law in Virginia. But you will find many landlords require it when you sign a new lease. Even if they don't, consider the advantages of renters insurance. Every dollar counts, which is why renters insurance should be a no-brainer for most people. For pennies a day, you are protecting yourself against theft, fire, and liability losses that could quickly run into the thousands of dollars.

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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 and Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Virginia

in homeowner tips, fireplace, Virginia, fire prevention, local, home fire, holidays, damage, environment, farming, recycle, Christmas, tree Dec 26, 2019

Cover picture by (Spencer R. Layne/U.S. Navy)   If you have a fresh Christmas tree that needs to be disposed of, we've got resources. There are plenty of sustainable, green cleaning ways to put your tree to good use rather than putting it in the local landfill. Just remember it's important to do it promptly rather than leave it sitting in or outside your house. Dry Christmas trees can quickly become a fire hazard and can even burn faster than...

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Real vs. Fake Christmas Trees: Which is Better?

in homeowner tips, safety tips, fireplace, wood stoves, electric heaters, Virginia, fire prevention, home heating, local, home fire, holidays, home, environment, farming, allergies Nov 25, 2019

I'll never forget our first Christmas together. My husband's family was coming to visit for the holidays from the west coast and he wanted everything to be perfect right down to the Christmas tree. The fresh smell of balsam from a perfectly shaped beautiful evergreen.  And it went about as well as this clip from the Christmas Vacation movie...

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