Plumbing Supply Lines – Risks Hiding in Plain Sight

Most homeowners don’t recognize the risk that lies within plain sight within their home or condo – water supply lines. An average four-bedroom, three-bath home can contain 15 or more water supply lines; however, checks of the condition of these … Continue reading

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High-tech Ways to Detect Plumbing Leaks and Minimize Water Damage

Most homeowners think of fire as the main threat of damage to their home. But did you know that there are nearly five times as many insurance claims for water damage versus fire?1 Plumbing leaks are a major cause of … Continue reading

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Unoccupied Homes Need Extra Care

A growing range of high-tech products are available to help homeowners mitigate risks from water or mold damage in unoccupied, secondary homes.

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What Eyes Can’t See

Some risks are unseen by the naked eye—things lurking behind the walls, below the floor or above the ceiling that can lead to costly damage if not identified and addressed. These hidden dangers fall into three main categories: electrical problems, water intrusion and infestation.

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Spring Showers Bring Wet Basements

If last year’s Hurricane Irene taught us anything, it was that with extreme rain events come wet basements. The vast majority of insured losses caused by Hurricane Irene were caused by wet basements. Many of the losses could have been … Continue reading

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Your Roof Is No Place for a Dam

Over the next few weeks, we’ll help you prepare to protect your home from freezing temperatures, ice and snow. Let’s start with ice dams, which form when heat escapes into your attic and warms your roof. Snow on the roof … Continue reading

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