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What to watch for when buying a high-rise condo

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high-rise-condo

You move into a new city and purchase a high-rise condo in one of the nicest parts of town. Shortly thereafter, you notice water leaking from the unit above, causing damage to your property. Sadly, this is a common reality for condo owners; water continues to be one of the top perils in high-rise habitational buildings.

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October brings focus on fire prevention

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kitchen-fire

Fire safety organizations traditionally conduct fire prevention awareness campaigns in October, coinciding with the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Though its origin is disputed, the deadly fire burned from October 8 to 10 that year, killing about 300 people, destroying more than 3 square miles of the city and leaving 100,000 people homeless.

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How to protect yourself from fraud

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prevent-fraud

Whether you’re planning a much-anticipated remodeling project or facing repairs to fix damage from a storm, hiring a contractor can be a daunting and nerve-wracking task. While most contractors are trustworthy, some are guilty of taking advantage of vulnerable homeowners – especially when the repairs involve an insurance claim.

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Wildfire: Suppression tips may help keep homes standing

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wildfire-threatens

When a house is still standing after a wildfire destroys neighboring homes, observers often wonder how the home survived. While not every wildfire can be avoided, several factors are key to preventing damage or saving a structure from destruction.

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Wildfire: Suppression tips may help keep homes standing

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wildfire-threatens

When a house is still standing after a wildfire destroys neighboring homes, observers often wonder how the home survived. While not every wildfire can be avoided, several factors are key to preventing damage or saving a structure from destruction.

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Back to school: Some things don’t change

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back-to-school

Continued effects of the coronavirus pandemic seem to assure that this will be a back-to-school season like no other. While every community and school district is likely to have its own protocols to cope with the threat of COVID-19, other experiences are universal and unchanging. Review our blog posts from prior years for safety and insurance tips that are especially important as school resumes.

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Produce safety and your health: Wash first, cut later

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produce

Apples and cantaloupe, lettuce and zucchini – fruits and vegetables from A to Z have all been recalled in recent years for contamination. We’re not talking simply about dirt. We’re talking about pathogens that could make you sick and even be deadly. But awareness and careful food preparation can help protect your family’s health.

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