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Pools vs. Ponds. Tips to protect yourself from a liability claim

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 20, 2017 11:32:17 AM

Pools and ponds can make for fun in the sun for you, your family, and friends, but they can also be a liability hazard and attract unwanted guests. It doesn't matter if you have an in-ground or above-ground pool or a pond on your property; you have a liability exposure with all of them.

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How to Safeguard Your Roof From Hazardous Weather

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Nothing puts you on edge like a big storm. Whether it’s pounding rain and crashing thunder or a blizzard that knocks out the power for days, nasty weather can have you questioning your family’s fundamental security—and the steadfastness of the home that keeps you safe.

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An unknown fire hazard could be lurking in your electrical panel

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 2, 2017 10:06:28 AM

The electrical load on a household has significantly increased in the last 50 years. Today most people have at least one computer, several televisions, gaming systems, cell phones … all requiring electricity. According to the US Census Bureau, more than half the homes in the US were constructed before 1970, before many of these modern conveniences were invented. Amy Justman, personal lines senior underwriter, will explain if your house is at risk.

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Prevent garage hazards from harming your family

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With nicer weather on the way, we'll start seeing a flurry of activity in our neighborhoods. Neighbors will begin walking/running, grilling out, and starting yard cleanup to deal with what Mother Nature left behind.

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Thinking of buying an older home?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 7, 2017 9:21:58 AM

Do you plan to buy an older home because it has character or as an investment? In either case, make sure you pay attention to the type of wiring. Nancy Arndt, personal lines senior underwriter, will explain the problems with old wiring.

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Five common appliances that cause house fires

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 28, 2017 8:51:53 AM

Our homes today are filled with electronics and appliances that make our lives easier and provide us with entertainment. DVD players, big screen TVs, video game systems, and cable/satellite TV boxes overload our electrical outlets and fill up our entertainment centers.

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Burned out with shoveling snow?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 17, 2017 8:44:17 AM

Are you tired of shoveling snow this winter? Were you injured while cleaning up after a big storm? If the answer is yes, it may be time to hire a snow removal service.

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A faulty dehumidifier could burn your house down

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

There’s been a lot of information on the news recently about auto recalls that involve faulty ignition switches and airbags. Even with all that coverage, many people are still unaware if the recall affects them. Others chose to ignore these recalls because they think nothing will happen to them or it’s too inconvenient to schedule the service call.

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Is your central air conditioning handling the heat?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

When the weather gets hot at this time of year, you tend to hear people say, “The dog days of summer are definitely here.” When I was young and I heard my parents say that, I knew it meant the hot weather was here and the air conditioning would be turned on. Thank goodness!

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What you need to know about roofing and siding options

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 12, 2016 9:32:09 AM

Owning a home is a big investment. Unfortunately, Mother Nature and Father Time can damage your roof and siding.

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