Protect your vacation home from common causes of damage.
Whether it’s a cabin in the woods, a house or condo on the beach or a chalet in the mountains, your vacation home can be a wonderful place to relax and unwind. However, secondary residences require additional precautions compared with your primary home.
An often-overlooked hazard involves water damage to secondary residences that stand unoccupied for extended periods. Read More
Take steps to prevent thefts from your car.
With summer in full swing, take precautions to avoid becoming a victim of theft. During the summer as we are involved in many outdoor activities, it’s easy to become lax at protecting personal items.
We forget to lock our vehicles and secure our personal property. The majority of thefts from automobiles occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
A reputable contractor will not mind if you check credentials.
Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, but disaster can if you fall victim to unscrupulous contractors. The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that insurance fraud accounts for about 10 percent of all property casualty claims. While the majority of contractors are trustworthy, some take advantage of vulnerable policyholders, and the added expense can result in higher insurance costs for all consumers.
Protect yourself from scams by considering these tips on what to do when someone offers services: