Fall Means Peak Hurricane Season For Virginia

in wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, coverage, car insurance, home maintenance, fall, home insurance, home inventory, local agent, weather, home, hurricane prep Aug 8, 2019

Peak hurricane season is at our doorstep, Virginia! August 15th to Sept 20th is when we see some of our most active weather in the tropics. September 10th statistically marks the height of Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA has just updated their forecast from normal tropical activity to above-normal for the 2019 season because El Nino has now ended. Experts are now predicting up to 10-17 named tropical storms for the Atlantic hurricane basin....

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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 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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Why You Need a Home Inventory and Easy Ways To Get It Done

in homeowner tips, Virginia, severe weather, claim, diy, home insurance, home fire, home inventory Jan 16, 2019

In my kitchen, on a piece of dated paper stuck in an old cookbook, I have my Grami's handwritten family recipe for "chruscikis". Around the holidays, she would make these feather light, crispy pastry bows sprinkled with powdered sugary goodness for our family to enjoy. This sweet artifact serves as a time capsule of childhood memories spent with my great grandmother. She didn't have a lot, but our time was always full of laughter, love and...

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It's Insurance Awareness Day!

in homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, Virginia, coverage, home insurance, home inventory, local agent Jun 28, 2018

There's a day for everything now, right?! June 28th is National Insurance Awareness Day and we may a little bit bias, but this one is actually quite important. It was created to remind people to have an annual insurance check up. Life happens and things change, and those changes can have a real impact on your insurance needs. You may be underinsured or you may even be able to save a little money. The key is to make sure your protected from...

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STRAIGHT TALK: What's Not Covered Under a Home Insurance Policy?

in wind damage, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, tornado, severe weather, coverage, trees, home insurance, home inventory, local agent Jun 20, 2018

We processed well over 2000 home claims by this time last year. Extended deep freezing at the beginning of 2018, the CAT wind storm in early March, and a few tornadoes resulted in valuable financial protection for Virginia families. We've covered everything from ruptured pipes and tree damage, to roof repair and replacement.   

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