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.
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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 PointsAccess 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
Thinking 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 BoxNothing 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
A 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 HaitiHurricane 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
No 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.