Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Winter weather can be unpredictable, and cold temperatures, high winds, ice and snow can cause serious damage to your home. To avoid costly weather-related repairs, it’s important to prep your home and property for winter. Be Winter Weather Ready with these tips to keep your home cozy and safe inside: Weatherproof windows and doors—Check your…

Flood Insurance Basics & The NFIP

No home or business is completely safe from potential flooding. Flood insurance can be the difference between recovering and being financially devastated. Whether you’re in an area that has a low or high risk of flooding, you should buy flood insurance if you own or rent property. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) defines flooding…

Garage Storage Tips

It may be convenient to turn your garage into a catchall storage unit, but you may find yourself quickly running out of space. Before you begin reorganizing, start by cleaning and removing any unnecessary items. Donate, recycle or take those items to the dump. The goal is to keep objects off the floor so you…

How to Prepare for a Power Outage

You can’t control the weather—but you can take proactive safety measures to protect your family and home against the threat of power outages. Consider these tips: Invest in a home generator. A portable backup power source can keep critical equipment like refrigerators, sump pumps and air conditioners running during a blackout. Utilize surge protectors. A…

Fire Alarm Systems

Every minute a fire burns it doubles in size. This rapid escalation means that early detection and prompt fire department response are critical to saving lives and property. Check out these tips and suggestions from The Cincinnati Insurance Companies to protect your home and family. Centrally Monitored Fire Alarm System These systems provide you and…

Spring Home Maintenance

It’s springtime! With the nicer weather comes responsibilities to be sure you keep your home in good shape. Consider these home maintenance tips as you gear up for spring: Check your gutters—Inspect gutters or downspouts to ensure the spring rainfalls will properly drain away from your home to avoid flooding or water damage. Inspect the…