Virginia Winter Storm Survival Guide

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Whether you're new to Virginia or lived here for some time, we have some super helpful information to help you prepare and protect your family this winter!

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How to Maintain a Fireplace or Wood Stove

in homeowner tips, safety tips, carbon monoxide, fireplace, wood stoves, Virginia, winter, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, cold weather Dec 20, 2020

Hello winter! Today marks the first day of our coldest season. Thank goodness for fireplaces and wood stoves! If you’re looking into getting one, correct installation by a licensed and certified professional is key. If you already have one, we’re sharing our home insurance experience for maintaining these heat helpers so you can protect your home. We've seen first hand what can go wrong.  Heating heroes like fireplaces and wood stoves can...

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SAFE & SOUND: 5 Ways to Drive Safely in Snow and Ice

in snow, ice, safety tips, driving, report a claim, auto insurance, Virginia, severe weather, car insurance, cold weather, crash, accident, teen driver, roadside assistance, travel, speeding, car, insurance claim, driving safety, driving record, tires, winter driving safety Dec 13, 2020

We all know the safest thing to do when snow or ice is in the forecast is to just stay put. But the fact is Virginia’s climate is notoriously fickle. This dangerous mix is a constant possibility during winter and sometimes can't be avoided. And except for our neighbors in southwest VA, most Virginians don't get regular practice. That's why it's important to stay aware of the latest weather updates in the southwest and north and central...

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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, recycle Dec 7, 2020

I'll never forget our first Christmas together. My family was coming to visit for the holidays from the west coast and we wanted everything to be perfect right down to the fresh smell of balsam from a perfectly shaped evergreen. 

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Teen Driver Safety Week: What Every Virginia Parent Needs to Know

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, car insurance, diy, local, distracted driving, teen driver, parenting, rental car insurance, speeding, drunk driving, impaired driving, laws, car, driving safety, passengers, texting and driving, student, Learners permit Oct 16, 2020

Fall brings unique challenges to teen drivers due to the start of the school year, Friday night lights, and homecoming season. While things may look quite different this year and many activities for your teen are canceled, they can still be vulnerable as they learn to navigate Virginia's roads. NHTSA's Teen Driver Safety Week reminds parents of the importance of conversations with their teens about rules they need to follow to stay safe...

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