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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20 Home Inspection Pictures That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

in insider, homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, claim, diy, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, fall, local, home insurance, home fire Oct 3, 2019

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

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Are Earthquakes Covered by my Home Insurance?

in insider, homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, coverage, local, home insurance, local agent, home, earthquake Jul 10, 2019

California's recent 7. 1  earthquake was a sharp reminder that we live in an uncertain world with changing weather patterns and natural disasters.  Virginia may not be California, but it's also not immune to seismic activity. And a standard homeowners’ policy will not cover earthquake damage. Unless you have specific earthquake coverage, homeowners are responsible for all costs to repair, rebuild or replace homes and personal property.

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