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After the Storm: How to Check Your Property for Damage
Posted by Safeco March 23, 2015
After a big storm hits, take a close look around your home and property to check for damage to your roof, trees and other structures. Acting quickly can help you address any wear and tear before it has a chance to get worse. Use this checklist to conduct a storm damage inspection. Read more
5 Things to Know About Fallen Trees and Insurance Coverage
Posted by Safeco March 16, 2015
When a tree falls on your property, are you covered? In many instances, your home insurance or auto insurance covers you for a fallen tree. But, not in every instance. Learn the difference so you know what to expect when recovering from storm damage this spring. Read more
Is It Time to Replace Your Appliance Hoses?
Posted by Safeco March 9, 2015
Water damage – it’s a messy and costly nightmare for homeowners. But, thankfully, you can help prevent water damage in some instances just by monitoring and replacing the water supply hoses on your appliances. Learn how to properly maintain your appliance hoses so you’re not wading through water or other damage in your home. Read more
Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode
Posted by Safeco March 2, 2015
You’re springing the clocks forward and gearing up for spring cleaning and planting. Find out what else you can do to take care of your home this spring, including inspecting your property for any damage that occurred over the winter. Read more
Know – and Avoid – the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents
Posted by Safeco February 23, 2015
When you’re on the road, you have a responsibility to yourself, your passengers and even people in other vehicles to drive with care. So take some time to learn what’s behind most accidents and how you can adjust your driving behavior to help avoid getting into a routine or even a deadly crash. Read more
Home Security Technology: Keeping You Ahead of Burglars
Posted by Safeco February 16, 2015
Monitoring systems that communicate with your smartphone. Wireless cameras that store data in the cloud. It’s all part of the recent advancements in home security technology. Take a look at what’s available and start protecting your property with the latest in home security. Read more
Worrisome Winter Roof Danger: Ice Dams
Posted by Safeco February 12, 2015
We understand if you’re tired of seeing snow – it’s been quite a winter – but everyone who lives in a snowy climate should turn their gaze upward, to their roofs. If ice dams are forming there, your roof may soon start leaking. Learn why and what you can do to help prevent ice dams from making your winter soggier than it already is. Read more
Stop Wasting Energy, Start Lowering Your Winter Bills
Posted by Safeco February 9, 2015
Not only is the weather dreadful. So are your winter energy bills. If yours cause a moment of panic upon arrival, learn a few easy ways to cut back on your energy use and possibly reduce the amount you owe. You can be frugal without freezing with these tips. Read more
Insuring Jewelry: How to Know If Your Coverage Is Enough
Posted by Safeco February 2, 2015
Your jewelry is sentimental. Insuring it is smart. Learn what you need to know about jewelry coverage under your homeowners insurance, condo insurance or renters insurance and and why you may need extra coverage for high-value and irreplaceable pieces. Read more
Protecting Your Home: What Insurance Does and Doesn’t Cover
Posted by Safeco January 26, 2015
Your homeowners policy protects your home and your family in a variety of ways, but it also has coverage limits and even exclusions. It’s important to know what your individual policy covers and what it doesn’t. To start, review this guide for a better understanding of the typical homeowners insurance policy. Read more
Helping Seniors Have a Wonderful Winter
Posted by Safeco January 19, 2015
The hazards of winter affect us all, but remember that your senior family members – and your neighbors, too – may require some extra support this season. Learn what you can do to help them prevent falls, stay safe at home and ride out any winter storms that are headed their way. Read more
Icy Sidewalks: Are You Liable If Someone Falls?
Posted by Safeco January 12, 2015
Could an icy patch on the sidewalk in front of your home lead to a homeowners liability claim or even a lawsuit against you? It’s happened to other property owners, so learn what you need to know about snow removal responsibilities and how to help protect yourself – and others. Read more
Safety Items to Keep In Your Car – the Winter Edition
Posted by Safeco January 5, 2015
Even good drivers can end up in a bad situation in severe weather, so learn what’s essential to have in your car to help you stay safe on (and off) the road this winter. Read more
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