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  • The Value of Proactive Home and Building Maintenance

    The Value of Proactive Home and Building Maintenance You don’t have to tell insurance adjusters or fire and water restoration contractors about the merits of proactive home and building maintenance.  They often see the lack thereof when they show up at losses.  Sadly, many home and building owners put off needed maintenance and replacement of […]


  • The Ice Dam Cometh

    The Ice Dam Cometh Our apologies to the late Eugene O’Neil, author of the great classic “The Ice Man Cometh,” but it is December, and the ice dams are coming.   Maybe.  Some years we are spared, and others are hellacious.  What’s the worst recipe for ice dam formation?  Heavy fall and/or early winter wet snow […]


  • Why Choosing a Contractor is Such an Important Decision

    Why is choosing a contractor such an important decision? Nearly all insurance agents and CSRs have heard contractor horror stories from their policyholders.  Here is a classic example.  The insured wasn’t home at the time, but his neighbors tell him the next day some large hail came down the prior evening.  Concerned, the homeowner decides […]


  • “Post Graduate” Fire Prevention Tips for Homeowners

    Fire Prevention Tips for Homeowners One of the most traumatic things that can happen to a home or business owner is a fire unless you live in hurricane territory.  Witness what just happened in SW Florida.  In either case, people can be out of their houses and commercial buildings for a lengthy time. Meanwhile, things […]


  • You’ve Had a Home Fire.  Now, What Happens?

    You’ve Had a Home Fire.  Now, What Happens? You’ve suffered a home fire.  Hopefully, no one was hurt.  You wonder why this happened to your family and then recall the advice you gave a friend who also suffered a fire: “Stuff can be replaced but lives cannot.”  You’re thankful because it could have been worse. […]