With normal vacation travel disrupted because of pandemic concerns or restrictions, many people are choosing to get away to vacation or secondary homes. Because these homes may not have had inhabitants for quite some time, you’ll want to take a few precautions as you arrive. You’ll also want to make sure things remain secure at your primary residence while you’re away.
Just about everything you do today carries a cyber security risk: networking on social platforms, working from home in the COVID-19 era, video conferencing for work or leisure, paying bills or shopping. Learn how to protect your personal information whenever you engage in technology using your phone, computer or tablet.
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Creating defensible space around your home or business could make a major difference in whether your structure survives a wildfire.
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The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, and experts predict 2020 will be more active than normal. Now is the time to prepare to keep your family and possessions safe.
With the dine-in restaurant world shut down, we are cooking more at home – and we have the grocery bills to prove it. But with more cooking and more time being spent at home comes the very real potential for kitchen-related fires and burns, including to children.
Now is a good time to review your wildfire preparation plans. Let’s discuss the why, the what and the how of wildfire preparation for homeowners and business owners.
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Even if you don’t live in a flood plain, the potential for flooding could be a concern anywhere in the country.
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Many homeowners don’t recognize the plumbing leak risk that lies in plain sight within their home or condo: water supply lines.
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One winter headache a homeowner doesn’t need – and can take steps to avoid – is an ice dam on the roof. Ice dams can damage walls and ceilings and possibly trap moisture, which could lead to mold, mildew and respiratory problems.
Homeowners with a wood-burning fireplace or solid fuel stove or insert can protect your property and your family by having a qualified professional inspect and clean your chimney at least annually. Maintaining a chimney through an annual inspection and cleaning is critical, especially as winter approaches and temperatures drop.