April Showers Can Cause Water Damage

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring rainstorms that can cause flood damage to your property! Be sure to take the proper steps to protect your property. Check out FEMA’s “How to Prepare for a Flood,” which includes flood basics, info on emergency notifications and how to protect yourself before, during and…

Conducting a Condo or HOA Site Inspection

Regular property inspections are an important part of managing condominium or homeowners association (HOA) risks. Thorough inspections increase the safety and well-being of homeowners, protect property values, and reduce the risk of costly repairs and lawsuits. Why should HOAs conduct regular inspections? Conducting inspections regularly keeps an HOA on top of security risks, as well…

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring is here! It is the perfect time for a good home cleaning, but also an even better time to complete a home maintenance inspection. Travelers offers us lists of items for both inside and outside your home, along with a downloadable checklist. Checking everything from electrical outlets/cords to inspecting trees, will ensure that your…

Protecting your Vacation Rental Home

Being a part of the beach community, means we insure many vacation rental properties. Is your rental home properly protected? Technological advances make managing your home simpler than ever before. Check out these ideas from PropertyCasualty360.com that could help give you a piece of mind managing your rentals: Install smart thermostats – most of these…

Natural Disaster Seminar to be Held in Ocean City in March

Are you prepared when a natural disaster strikes? Join Deeley Group team members, along with local and state experts on March 23rd for the CAI Breakfast Seminar. Don't miss this chance to learn ways to help avoid situations before Mother Nature strikes. Registration link and more info here: http://www.caimdches.org/pdf/18-EasternShoreBreakfastSeminar-March23.pdf Hope to see you there!

Ocean City Fire Marshal Ryan Whittington visits Delmarva Condominium Managers Association

In the middle of the cold snap, the Ocean City Fire Marshal visited the members of the Delmarva Condo Managers Association. We enjoyed an excellent chicken and dumplings luncheon supplied by the great people at The Princess Royale, while Mr. Whittington asked us to help spread the word on what we all can do to…

National Flood Insurance Program authorized through January 19th

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was authorized for a five year period that ended on September 30th. Since then there has been three short-term extensions. Currently the program expires on January 19th. Check out the news article from Insurance Business Magazine that reviews the importance of a long term authorization of the National Flood…

Food Safety After a Power Outage

Hurricanes and other natural disasters are frequently accompanied by a power outage. Oftentimes, the lack of power is as great a danger as the storm itself. If the power is out for less than four hours, the food in your refrigerator is most likely fine, provided the door was left shut. After four hours, things…

Controlling Windstorm Damage

Homeowners can suffer a magnificent amount of damage from windstorms and hurricanes. Homeowners can reduce their exposure to these losses by protecting the roof, windows, entry doors and garage doors. Roof Protections: Have your roof inspected to make sure that it’s up to code and has enough nails per shingle. Make sure gables are securely…