Due to the stay-home orders which have been in place for months now, insurance companies are receiving several claims from not unusual, but uncommon, damages. This led to some important information you need to know to help keep your home safe.
Although Fire Safety was covered in our Jan. 2018 blog post, we need to reiterate some of that information here, mainly, keeping the batteries changed in your smoke detectors. One of the biggest sources of fires outside of winter months are candles. Therefore, it is imperative you do not leave candles burning unattended! Also, keep candles away from drapes, towels, rugs, and other flammable items. Another cause of fire claims lately – Dryer Vents. Dust and Lint are fire hazards so keeping your dryer vent clean and clog-free will help alleviate heat build-up which could result in a fire.
Bet the title of this post has you wondering what that old adage about the weather has to do with Insurance.
Brought on by Spring storms, March winds can mean anything from a gentle breeze to huge gusts to tornadoes. April showers sometimes mean flooding and those May flowers for June brides lend to thoughts of insuring your love.
You’re not quite ready to buy but anxious to be out on your own, and have finally found the perfect place to rent. Your lease agreement says you must maintain ‘Renters’ or ‘Contents’ insurance. You call your agent and purchase the coverage, but don’t fully understand what you’ve got.
Renters or contents coverage offers many of the same features as home insurance. Hopefully you’ll get a better understanding of your policy from this post.
Back in April we talked about discounts available on most Home Owner policies. One discount we didn’t mention is IBHS Fortified.
Not all companies offer this discount and frankly not many people know what exactly IBHS Fortified ™ means!
So I thought it would be a good topic to explore and explain.
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