Topic: Around The Home

Roofing Scams: When to Be Wary

Posted by Safeco August 27, 2015
There’s no better time for a roofing scam than in the days and weeks following a considerable storm. So, what should you be wary of? Read this blog to find out. Read more

6 Steps to Help Prevent Basement Flooding

Posted by Safeco August 17, 2015
When it’s pouring outside, help ensure your basement stays dry with these useful tips for your foundation, your landscaping and, of course, your basement itself. Read more

Hurricane Defense: How to Strengthen Damage-Prone Parts of Your Property

Posted by Safeco August 13, 2015
Whether from a hurricane or tropical storm or just from high winds, your home is susceptible to some serious damage. So why not take a few steps to reinforce your home where it’s most vulnerable? Read more

How to Hang in There When the Lights Go Out

Posted by Safeco June 22, 2015
For those times when you’re in the dark, allow us to shed some light on how to stay safe in a power outage. By knowing how to respond when the power goes out, there’ll be no need for the panic to set in. Read more

Keep Cool While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

Posted by Safeco June 8, 2015
Already losing your cool over your summer energy bills? Try one or more of these proven ways to cool your home while reducing your energy costs. Who knows, you may just end up with a little extra cash for that upcoming vacation. Read more

Is Working in the ‘Sharing Economy’ for You?

Posted by Safeco May 25, 2015
Thinking of taking up ride sharing or home sharing? First things first, review these potential benefits and risks to help you determine whether it’s for you. Ride sharing or home sharing can be a great way to earn extra income, so long as you’re well informed and comfortable with certain consequences that may arise. Read more

Keep Your Garden Green, Your Water Bill Low

Posted by Safeco May 18, 2015
Your garden needs water to be healthy – just be smart about how much you use. Watering too frequently can be bad for your plants, after all, and it wastes water in a time of dry conditions and drought. With these water-wise gardening tips, you can have a green garden and reduce your water usage, too. Read more

Don’t Get Burned as BBQ Season Begins

Posted by Safeco May 11, 2015
Before marinating the meat, before skewering the vegetables, brush up on these safety tips for summer cookout season. Because, no matter how you flip it, a safe cookout is the best kind of cookout to have. Read more

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

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

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

Cozy Up to These Five Fireplace Safety Tips

Posted by Safeco December 29, 2014
Fire is nothing to play around with. Get stoked about fireplace safety so your crackling fire is delightful – not frightful. Read more

Winter Is Coming – Get Your Home and Family Ready

Posted by Safeco November 17, 2014
Prepare now for that winter weather – and storm – that’s coming later. These winter preparation tips will help get your household ready for the cold and snow. Read more

5 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the New School Year

Posted by Safeco August 11, 2014
A child’s success at school can depend just as much on his/her home environment as it does on the classroom. So be sure to set your child up to excel by getting – and staying – organized on the home front before the first bell rings. Read more

The Ins & Outs of Staying Cool in a Power Outage

Posted by Safeco July 7, 2014
When the power is down and the mercury is rising, use these tips to help keep everyone, including pets, healthy, happy and safe. Read more

Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls in the Bathroom

Posted by Safeco June 9, 2014
Is your bathroom just an accident waiting to happen? As part of National Safety Month, learn how to make your bathroom a safer place. Read more

How to Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

Posted by Safeco April 21, 2014
By “scheduling valuables” you can protect the things that matter to you most, even if they’re not fully covered under your standard homeowners insurance policy. Read more

Prevent Water from Going Where It Shoudn't

Posted by Safeco March 31, 2014
We know you want to protect what’s important. That’s why we’re offering these tips to help you prevent many of the most common causes of water damage. Read more

Make Recycling and Reducing Routine

Posted by Safeco February 3, 2014
At Safeco we try to do our part to protect our environment and use our resources wisely. And we’re hoping you’ll take the time – if you’re not already – to make reduce, reuse and recycle part of your daily routine. Here are some best practices. Read more

Home Security Tips

Posted by Safeco January 27, 2014
Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. Nowadays, there are more options than ever when it comes to home security, so we at Safeco want to help you sort through those options with a few tips. Read more

Time to Do a Home Inventory

Posted by Andrea Chatwood January 6, 2014
Following the holidays may be a perfect time to take stock of your material possessions. Did you get a great gift? A diamond ring, a beautiful watch, or maybe a new gaming system? Here’s a handy guide to making a home inventory list to protect your valuables. Read more

Winterizing Your Home

Posted by Andrea Chatwood November 25, 2013
Every year, it’s important to check on areas of the house that may be susceptible to wear and tear from the extreme cold. Taking time to winterize your home can help you avoid unexpected expenses and accidents. Read more
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