Home Safety

Mother Nature’s Spring Revenge

As the sun starts its annual trip north of the equator, expectations of warmer days can blind us to the possibility … and potential effects … of colliding air masses in springtime. As we welcome sunnier weather, Mother Nature has the ability to cause sweeping damage in the blink of an eye.[...]

Hidden Dangers When Storing Too Many Chemicals, Too Long

As the proportion of new homes with two- and even three-car garages has grown in recent decades, the autozone has turned into a multipurpose work-and-play space. For many homeowners, chemicals are a common part of daily life, but too often people forget that they can be harmful if not stored[...]

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.[...]