Tips on How to Get Through a Power Outage

A picture of power lines during the sunset with a blue and yellow skyIn Massachusetts, we are not new to losing power, especially in the winter. We always are involved in major winter storms such as snow, ice, sleet, rain, and wind which can have a major effect on our power lines. Usually, we can expect that power will be restored within the hour, but sometimes it takes longer. If this happens to your home, are you prepared? [Read more…]

What Do You Do If Your Pipes Freeze?

The bitter cold of the winter is here, and just when you think it is starting to warm up again, it goes back to negative degrees. We are all just wishing for a warm 25-degree day, oppose to -3 degrees. This freezing weather not only sparks health issues such as frostbite or having a hard time breathing because of the thin air, but also risks to your home such as frozen pipes. What do you do if your pipes freeze? [Read more…]

Why Should You Insure Your Engagement Ring?

An engagement ring on a silver bandPopping the question is a significant moment in time, often sealed by gifting an engagement ring meant to last forever. The potential loss or damage to something with such an emotional attachment can be heart-wrenching.  If this is something you intend to rock (no pun intended) for years to come, then it is important to have a plan in place in case something happens to it. We have a few suggestions that are worth reading to properly insure your engagement ring lasting the test of time. [Read more…]

What Do You Do If Your Home Is Robbed?

Burglar opening a door that has a chain lock on itHomeowners insurance is there to protect your home from the costs associated with property damage or destruction, including both the home and your possessions within. This also extends to the theft of your possessions, paying out the funds needed to replace them. If you’re the target of a house invasion and robbery, here are some of the things you should do to help your home insurance company repay you quickly, as well as to help with future break-ins.  [Read more…]

Signs of Foundation Damage

Signs of Foundation DamageWhen purchasing a new home or making renovations on your existing home, there might be more important issues to address such as fixing your home’s foundation instead of installing a pretty backsplash in your kitchen. Fixing your foundation might not be the most exciting part of your home makeover, but it is the most important. Signs such as little cracks and sloping uneven floors can turn into major issues—both structurally and financially. Let’s review the most common signs of foundation damage to your home. [Read more…]

Protect Your Home and Property for 2018’s Hurricane Season

Protect Your Home and Property for 2018's Hurricane SeasonThe 2017 hurricane season was full of powerful storms: Hurricanes Irma and Harvey left behind billions of dollars in damages and thousands of houses damaged and destroyed. Hearing about the damage these storms did will leave you wondering — how can you be prepared during the 2018 hurricane season? Read the 6 tips below to help prepare your home and property for the hurricane season, this June through November. [Read more…]