Insurance for Hurricane Preparedness

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Insurance for Hurricane Preparedness

Restore business after hurricane When hurricane season approaches, it’s not a question of whether there will be damage to your home, but rather a question of what kind and how much. A vital part of ensuring you are prepared for hurricane season is knowing exactly what your homeowners insurance policy will cover as a result of damage from a hurricane. Some policies exclude certain types of damage, possibly including flood damage. That’s why it’s essential to know you have the insurance coverage you need for your home before you’re dealing with the stress of making a claim and planning repairs.

Types of Hurricane Damage

Depending on its strength, hurricane damage c[..]Read More

Is It Possible to Protect Your Home from a Tornado?

With tornadoes moving through California, Texas, and other Southern states, you may be wondering if there are steps that can be taken to protect your home from a tornado if one comes through Florida. The truth is that there are small things that can be done to prevent damage, but tornadoes can be extremely destructive and unpredictable. Knowing the following may help if a tornado comes your way.  

Access Points Are the Weakest Points

Access points such as regular doors, windows, and garage doors are weaker and vulnerable to damage from tornadoes. Winds and debris are more likely to blow through windows and doors than walls. Bracing these points may help a little, but jus[..]Read More

Safeguarding Important Documents in Case of Disaster

Safety Deposit BoxThinking about the possibility of losing important documents in a natural disaster is a tolling consideration. That being said, assuring that you’ve taking the necessary precautions to safeguard documents, photos and other irreplaceable documents will give you piece of mind in case catastrophe were to strike. Here’s what you should keep in mind if you’re looking to store and save your most treasured documents.

Rent a Safe Deposit Box

Nothing is quite as secure as a bank’s safe deposit box. Not only do they verify your signature more than once and send a guard to view your items, they often take two different keys to open. Renting a space like this in a [..]Read More

Hurricane Matthew Approaching Florida

Hurricane FactsA hurricane watch was issued Tuesday afternoon for parts of Florida on the Atlantic coast. As of that time, Hurricane Matthew was a category 4 hurricane with winds up to 145 miles per hour. The dangerous hurricane had already been inflicting damage across the Caribbean, with at least seven fatalities and untold damage to homes and landscapes. The hurricane is not expected to hit Florida for at least 48 hours, so officials are urging Floridians to prepare now while there is still time.

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti hard on Tuesday morning, damaging many homes and uprooting trees in the area. One fisherman was killed and many of the s[..]Read More

4 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe from Water Damage

Home Water Damage PreventionNo matter where you live or what kind of home you own, keeping the home moisture free and safe from water damage is very important. Moisture and the resulting mold can damage a home and threaten the health of inhabitants. Cleaning up after water damage and mold can be very costly; water damage prevention can save a lot of money and trouble. The following are a few tips for keeping your home safe from water damage.

1. Clean the Gutters

Gutters collect rainwater and other types of precipitation and deposit the water in a place where it can drain away from the home without causing damage. When gutters are clogged with leaves and debris, the water is [..]Read More

Catastrophe Preparedness and Global Warming In the State of Florida

Global WarmingIt is important that individual homeowners and renters have a plan in case of a catastrophe or emergency, but all levels of government are also making sure communities are safe. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a federal agency that provides financial assistance to states pre- and post-catastrophes. In light of the increased concerns over global warming, the state of Florida has proactively begun to protect its residents in case of an emergency.

State Buys Additional Insurance to Protect Against Catastrophe

The state of Florida recently bought $2.2 billion of additional in[..]Read More

Let the Professionals Save Your Home and Give You Peace of Mind

Dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster or catastrophic event can be devastating. Not only do you have to figure out what is salvageable, you also have to figure out how to start over again. Even though it's natural for you to feel upset, now is not the time for you to let your emotions get the best of you. If you feel lost and unsure of what to do next, it may be time for you to hire an insurance restoration company in Florida.

Choose an Insurance Restoration Company That Has Experience

You need to choose a company that specializes in the type of damage your home has encountered. This will ensure that your home and possessions receive the care they deserve. By choosing a company that specia[..]Read More

What Do You Do If a Tree Falls On Your Home?

One of the most catastrophic events that can happen to a home is having a tree fall on its roof. A large, heavy tree can cause massive damage when it falls on a structure, triggering a crisis that homeowners often struggle to resolve on their own. As Florida residents enter the season of tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe weather, it’s important prepare for the worst.

If a tree falls on your home, the first thing to do is to remain calm and remember that this situation can be dealt with if you are prepared. The steps you should take include the following:

  • First, make sure everyone is safe and exit the house, if possible. If you and your family are at home when the tree falls, you need to move quickly to get everyone ou[..]Read More

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