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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The One Thing You Should Do To Your Home This Fall

in homeowner tips, Virginia, winter, coverage, claim, diy, home maintenance, fall, cold weather, home insurance, weather, home, insurance claim, frozen pipes, damage, save money, burst pipes, plumbing, arctic freeze, January, February Sep 17, 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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What Trees Are Good to Plant Around Your House?

in insider, homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, spring, trees, home maintenance, fall, local, home insurance, home, hurricane prep, tree, protection Sep 16, 2020

Fall is the perfect time of year in Virginia to plant trees around your home. They can create four seasons of amazing curb appeal with their foliage and blooms. But in our many years of home insurance claims, we've seen our share of costly property damage from trees. Check out the experience the Duvalls had with a mature tree at their Charlottesville home.    {% video_player "embed_player" overrideable=False, type='scriptV4',...

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Basic Home Maintenance for Virginia

in insider, hurricane, homeowner tips, carbon monoxide, fireplace, wood stoves, electric heaters, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, tornado, hurricane season, severe weather, diy, fire prevention, cleaning, trees, home heating, home maintenance, fall, cold weather, family, home insurance, Air conditioner, hurricane prep, frozen pipes, water damage, burst pipes, plumbing Sep 14, 2020

Who doesn’t love fall in Virginia? The kiddos are back to school, pumpkins don our front porches and the weather is changing the foliage from green to gorgeous. It’s also a busy time of year for families and our homes need attention before colder weather arrives, like those fireplaces and wood stoves. Everyone wants a warm and safe nest with good air quality to hunker down in for winter. 

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