Home Safety

Know the Insurance Limitations on Vacant Properties

Homeowners who spend time away from properties they own need to be aware that their insurer may determine their primary and secondary vacation home(s) vacant or unoccupied if left for a certain length of time. Insurers deem vacant or unoccupied houses a greater risk for vandalism, theft,[...]

How to Prevent Your Home from Being Burglarized

Burglaries are a daily occurrence, with dozens taking place every hour. Whether you believe your community or residential area is safe, the fact of the matter is that precaution is the only real safety tool you have. Knowledge is the most effective means to protect your home and family from[...]

What Time of Day Do Most Home Burglaries Occur?

On a shimmering summer day, four people park a landscaping vehicle –  name and logo emblazoned on the side – outside a residence. Two, clothed in matching shirts, busily mow the grass and neatly trim the edges. The others empty the home’s valuables. Within 15 minutes, they’re gone.[...]

Be On the Lookout for Unqualified Remediation People

After a fire, flood, or other severe damage strikes your home or business, panic can set in. What should I do? Who can I call? How fast can I get a remediation company to clean up the mess and repair the damage? Be careful! Unqualified and unscrupulous companies, who have no expertise with major[...]

Staying Safe Should a Home Washing Machine Flood Occur

One of the most dependable day-to-day appliances in many households can also become our home’s biggest headache when it fails. And when it breaks or, worse yet, floods the laundry area, problems mount quickly. So what can you do if your washing machine floods? We have a few solutions below.[...]