Is There a “Leak” In Your Earthquake Preparedness Plan?

For residents in California and other seismically active regions of the county, the word “earthquake” conjures up frightening news footage images of toppled walls, collapsed roofs, and cracked foundations. As disturbing and devastating as these damages are, there is another … Continue reading

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Earthquake Preparedness: Don’t Forget About Your Water Heater!

The term “earthquake preparedness” inspires thoughts of emergency kits, flashlights, bottled water and canned goods. Although these items are extremely necessary, it is also important to ensure that proper precautions have been taken throughout your home.

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Participating in the Sharing Economy? Don’t Overlook Potential Exposures

Seventy-two percent of Americans have used some type of shared or on-demand online service. As more individuals opt into the sharing economy—especially short-term vacation rentals—it is increasingly important you don’t overlook potential exposures. Imagine the situation where you decide to … Continue reading

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Earthquake Preparedness 101

We all know we should prepare our household for natural disasters such as an earthquake, but yet it is so easy for many of us to procrastinate and think the fury of Mother Nature will not affect us. An earthquake … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Home from Fire While It’s Under Construction

Building or remodeling a home is an exciting time filled with many decisions. A consideration often overlooked is the importance of fire protection during this time when your home is most susceptible to fire due to construction-related activities. Luckily there … Continue reading

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Smell Gas? How To Protect Your Family & Home From Gas Leaks

We hear in the news all too often about a gas explosion in a home or business causing devastating loss to property and even loss of life. An estimated 177 million Americans rely on natural gas in their homes,1 and … Continue reading

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Could Your Driveway Gate Lock Out Emergency Responders?

Perimeter walls, gates and fences do a great job of maintaining privacy, but these physical barriers could also delay help during an emergency. When a call for help is received, first responders need immediate access to gated properties – and … Continue reading

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From RAGS to RUINS!
Spontaneous Combustion: What a Homeowner Should Know

If your plans for 2017 include home maintenance or renovation projects, don’t let your dreams go up in smoke before the work is finished. Spontaneous combustion happens quickly and causes an estimated 14,000 fires each year, according to the National … Continue reading

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Prepping the Winter Home

This winter, 65 percent of Americans are planning to pack their suitcases to escape Mother Nature’s whims and caprices – meaning their homes and valuables will be left unattended and vulnerable to winter damages. As a first line of defense, … Continue reading

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Avoiding Real-Life Liability Nightmares this Halloween

More than 171 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). And it’s anticipated that more than 41 million youngsters will go trick-or-treating. Halloween is a time for ghosts and frights, but don’t let it … Continue reading

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