Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

Carbon monoxide (CO) is known as the “Silent Killer” as it is odorless, colorless and tasteless, yet can have deadly consequences. Carbon monoxide is a gas byproduct of burning fossil fuels in your furnace, clothes dryer, fireplace, automobile, portable heater, generator or other small engines and home appliances. Most issues occur when the equipment is malfunctioning or is in need of service or repair. Continue reading

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No One’s Stealing My Baby

It doesn’t matter who or where you are with your collector car – you can’t let it be a target for thieves who are always on the lookout for an opportunity. As the spring and summer approach, many collectors will be moving their vehicles. Whether you are transporting your supercar from Florida to New York, shipping a newly purchased vehicle from Washington, DC, or exhibiting at a car show in California, have a plan in place to keep it safe. Continue reading

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Keeping Your Treasured Vehicles Safe

For those who love their collector cars, keeping them safe and sound is a top priority. Whether you own antique classic cars, 1950s/60s/70s muscle cars, supercars, antique trucks or military vehicles – you likely have a deep emotional connection to your collection. These treasures are to be stored and secured with the highest devotion and care.

And so, they should be. Top classics are demanding prices well over $100,000 these days, so protecting them from theft and damage is a wise decision. When storing your vehicle in a storage facility or protected garage, here are some tips to keep in mind:
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Amazing Lightning Facts

Lightening is an incredibly powerful force of nature. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, our earth experiences 100 lightning flashes per second, the United States alone has over 40 million lightning strikes annually. Continue reading

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Homeowners Shouldn’t Tempt Hurricane Fate

While for the most part, there has been a reduction in loss of life during hurricane seasons, primarily due to better early warning systems, a huge spike in property losses has still occurred. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 reflected some of these staggering property losses, and was the second-costliest in the nation’s history, estimating $50 billion (Hurricane Katrina was the costliest, which in 2005 caused $108 billion in damage). Continue reading

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Preparedness In a Kit

September (designated as National Preparedness Month by FEMA) is a good time to make sure you have materials and information to help your family cope in the aftermath of a disaster.

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Protecting Older Homes

People fall in love with the charm of older homes, but often don’t realize that the very details that make an older home special — the weathered pine floors, the plaster walls and all of the detailed craftsmanship — also … Continue reading

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Staying Calm After the Storm

Although the aftermath of a hurricane will likely seem less frightening than the height of the storm, homeowners have to proceed carefully as their families work to recover.
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The Role of Insurance in Hurricane Protection

With the arrival of hurricane season, it’s time to consider the important role insurance can play in providing financial protection for your home and family.

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Sewer Back-Ups Stink

Backups can be caused when heavy rains or flooding overload municipal sewer lines and force water back through pipes connected to the sewage system or by clogs in individual pipes. Contaminated water can enter floor drains, toilets and showers, potentially damaging your home or belongings. Continue reading

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