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How do pipes freeze and burst?

With the presence of winter weather, the threat of freezing pipes is on many homeowners’ minds. Pipes burst mainly for one reason: water expands when…

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The 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

12 Extension cords If extension cords are overloaded with holiday lights, they can overheat and catch fire. Avoid overloading the cord by reading over the…

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Every Home Needs an Emergency Supply Kit

It’s the time of the year for severe weather, and it always pays to be prepared. Every home should have a first aid kit, tools,…

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Be Sure That First Aid Kit is Properly Stocked

An earlier post listed the recommended contents for an Emergency Supply Kit that included a first aid kit. We received questions asking what should be…

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Technology and the Insurance Industry

It’s been said to work smarter not harder, and that is exactly what insurance companies are doing these days. Insurance companies including State Farm, Fireman’s…

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Be Ready for Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

Even though we’ve just begun the autumn season, now is the best time to start your preparations to be sure you’re properly “winterized” and ready…

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Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Set for November 9

The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, November 9. The National Weather Service and state and…

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Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Yes, it’s cold outside, but your home needs attention in the winter just like it would during the spring and summer months.  Now that the…

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Disaster Preparedness: Are You Ready?

Disaster can strike at any time, so keeping your home and family prepared as much as possible could mean the difference between life and death…

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Tornadoes

Unfortunately, it’s that time of year again when many areas around the country are hit with unforgiving tornadoes.  Though they are most common in and…

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