How to Avoid Frozen Pipes at Home This Winter

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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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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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Basic Home Maintenance for Virginia

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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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What To Do First If You Have a Frozen Pipe

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Do you remember Virginia's extended arctic freeze in 2019? Those frigid January temperatures resulted in over two hundred NNINS home insurance claims from frozen and burst pipes. The most common symptom of a frozen pipe is the absence of water or less water flowing when you turn on your faucet. You want to take action quickly to try to save your pipe from bursting. First, locate your water main. You'll need to know how to turn off your home's...

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