Homeowner Loss-Control Tips
Guidance and advice that could save you more than just money
Preventing Frozen Pipes
A frozen pipe can do much more than just stop water from getting to the tap. Frozen pipes have the potential to burst, causing thousands of dollars in water damage to your home. Here are some precautions to help avoid frozen and burst pipes and water damage.
Protecting Home Systems, Appliances, and Utility Service Lines
Did you know that sudden damage to “home systems” —such as HVAC and appliances—caused by accident, breakdown, or human error is typically not covered under most warranties or service contracts? Repairs can often cost thousands of dollars. Similarly, if a gas, water, or any other type of service line coming into your home has a rupture on your property, you as the homeowner are responsible, not the utility company. That responsibility includes repair to the line as well as repair or replacement to disturbed landscaping. These costs can quickly escalate. Read more on what you can do to protect yourself.
Roof Repair and Replacement Tips
Your roof is a valuable investment, and repairing or replacing it can be costly. To make sure the work is done right, here are 10 questions to ask a potential contractor before you sign an agreement.
Wood- and Pellet-Burning Stove Safety
As the prevalence of these stoves has increased, so has the number of fires caused by their misuse or improper installation and maintenance. If you plan on heating your home with a wood or pellet stove, make sure you take these necessary precautions.