Preventing and Dealing with Frozen Pipes & Ice Dams

Frozen pipe covered in ice.With the first snows already hitting New England, it’s time to get ready for the cold weather and the resulting freezes that cause ice issues. Preparing your home is more than just stocking up on firewood and salt for the driveway, it’s also about making sure your home is both protected from the cold and that you have the tools to remove any hazards before they further damage your home. This article will go over two major ice issues that spring up in the winter: frozen pipes and ice dams. [Read more…]

How Wildfires Pose a Real Danger to Homes

Forest being damaged by summer wildfire.Every summer, wildfires ravage the United States, consuming hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness, parkland, and property. This summer was no exception, with wildfires starting and merging through October in drier parts of the US. In California alone, there have been over $3 billion dollars in claimed damage in one of the most disastrous fire seasons California has ever faced. Today we’re going to look at a specific fire that struck California, and how it’s an example of how far wildfires can reach. [Read more…]

Is Chimney Damage Covered by Your Home Insurance?

Is Chimney Damage Covered by Your Home Insurance?

For many, October signals the full swing of autumn with chilly nights and shorter days. If you own a fireplace, this means it’s finally time to start your first fire of the season. Before you light that match, it’s important to get a proper inspection. This inspection involves assessing any chimney damage and chimney sweeping. Make sure you’re prepared for cold nights by your warm and safe fire with these steps. [Read more…]

Fall RVing: Don’t Pack Up the Adventure Yet

Fall RVing: Don’t Pack Up the Adventure Yet

For many, the fall season marks the end of RV adventures. They put away all their summer belongings and plan the next summer excursion. However, this does not have to be the case. The fall is a prime time to go RVing. Even though most of the camping areas will have lower temperatures, they will also have lower rates, smaller crowds, and far fewer insects. These reasons alone make a strong case for trying out a fall RVing excursion. This blog will give you key tips in taking full advantage of the fall camping season in your RV. [Read more…]

Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As summer reaches its end and the days gets shorter, there are important tasks you can do to ensure your home is prepared for the changing season. Fall foliage is beautiful; however, it’s not as enjoyable when it clogs your gutters and builds up on your lawn. Take these fall home maintenance tips into account during the cool autumn months. You’ll find that for most of the tips listed below, you can probably handle these projects yourself. [Read more…]

How To Prepare Your Boat for Winter Storage

How To Prepare Your Boat for Winter Storage

Summer is coming to an end, and so is the boating season. As we transition to cooler and shorter days, it’s time to bid farewell to your boat—temporarily. Most boat owners cancel their boat insurance after every season because it sounds like a clever way to save money. Yet there are still threats that can cause damage to your boat and watercraft. Winterizing and proper coverage are the most effective ways to protect it from the elements, vandalism, and theft. Here are tips on how to provide prepare your boat for winter storage. [Read more…]