No Boundaries for Natural Disasters

Natural disasters continue to dominate the headlines. And although some areas of the world tend to be more risk-prone to catastrophes, the fact is that hurricanes, tornados, hail storms, flooding and wildfires can occur most anywhere.

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Sinkhole Signs From the Inside

Below is a list of things to look for inside your house that could be signs of a developing sinkhole. Keep in mind that these visual clues may be signs of unrelated sinkhole issues, such as settlement or subsidence. However, if you have concerns or are in doubt, getting advice from a specialist a like real estate inspector or civil engineer is prudent.

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Signs of Sinking

Below is a list of things to look for on your property and on the outside of your house that could be signs of a developing sinkhole. Continue reading

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Jewels Today, Gone Tomorrow

The jewelry theft at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is a stark reminder that “Borrowed Bling,” beckons special protection and attention. In this brief video clip, hear what Janece White has to say about protecting Red Carpet jewels.

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Summer Winds and Looming Branches

Big trees near your home can be beautiful, but they can cause extensive property damage and pose physical harm. As summer and potential severe storm events approach, watch this video to learn some signs of poor tree health and the risks.
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Turning Your Home Green

If you’re planning a major home improvement project or are rebuilding after a natural disaster, it may be wise to invest in environmentally friendly materials or systems that can save you money and promote sustainability.
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Choosing Contractors

Online review sites, discussion forums and social media can be helpful, but consumers should be careful about trusting online comments before selecting a home improvement contractor or handyman.
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Hosting a Bacteria-Free Picnic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, foodborne disease causes an estimated 9.4 million illnesses, nearly 56,000 hospitalizations and 1,351 deaths annually in the United States.

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Camp Questions

As you compare potential camps or other summer activities for your children, it’s important to evaluate security and safety procedures to help protect their health, physical property and identity.

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