How to Prevent Basement Flooding and Water Damage
For most homeowners, basement flooding and water damage can be incredibly daunting. When water seeps into a home after a storm, a flood or a pipe leak, the average cost of repairs is $3,123.1 But, if you’re proactive and conduct regular maintenance, you can help prevent flooding and water damage...
Do I Need Flood Insurance? Top Reasons to Seriously Consider It.
Flood insurance is for people with waterfront property, right? Not exactly. About 20% of flood claims are from homeowners in low to moderate flood risk areas. Flood damage can happen to anyone, almost anywhere in the country.1 Yet many homeowners wonder, “do I really need flood insurance?” Here’s a brief...
How to Prevent a Broken Tree From Causing Major Home Damage
What would happen if a storm took a tree down on your property? A broken tree or one of its limbs can cause major (and costly) damage to your roof, siding, deck or even your car. Fortunately, most tree damage is preventable. Paying attention to detail and regular tree maintenance...
6 Important Signs You Need A New Roof
Unsure if you need a new roof? It can be hard to know, especially if you’re not a roofing professional. To help, we’ve put together six no-fail signs you need a new roof. And remember, proactive, regular maintenance can help you avoid major issues down the road. Sign #1: Light...
The Ultimate Summer Home Maintenance Schedule
With warmer weather here, you’re probably ready to take a break and enjoy the outdoors. But first, have you prepped your home, so you can relax and enjoy a safe summer? Summertime is the perfect time to keep up with your home maintenance schedule. We’ve put together a summer home...
Hail Damage to Roofs, Cars and What Insurance Covers
Nearly every state in the U.S. has hailstorms. In fact, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric administration (NOAA) Severe Storms database, there were 4,611 major hailstorms in 2020.1 And if you live in Texas, Colorado, Nebraska or Wyoming, you probably see hail frequently. But do you know how to handle...
When the Unexpected Happens, Does Your Home Insurance Have You Covered?
Your house is your sanctuary, and home insurance can help keep it that way – as long as you have the right coverage. Test your knowledge of which scenarios are covered by your standard home policy.
Ice Dams: Causes and How to Prevent Them
Ice dams can be a real issue in the winter months. Learn what these potential roof hazards are and how you can prevent them from damaging your home.
Home Fire Safety Checklist
Follow these fire prevention steps, along with insights from Daniel Gorham, a research engineer at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, to help protect your home.
Winter Weatherproofing Checklist
Check these tasks off your list to winterize your home. They’ll help you stay warm, save money and reduce the likelihood of costly damages. The winter season’s wind, snow and ice can wreak havoc on your home without the right precautions. Plus, winterizing your house can help you save money...