Stay Safe! How to clean up safely after Hurricane Ida. Tips from the CDC!

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So many of our Advocate Brokerage friends and family have suffered extensive damage from the wrath of Tropical Storm Ida. We’ve seen an incredible number of basements and main floors covered in water from this storm. We wanted to provide a resource to help those of you who are looking to do a bit of clean up in the aftermath...

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2021-09-18
By: MVAadmin

Making Sure Your Home Is Ready For The Change Of Seasons

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Pumpkin Spice has already hit the Starbucks menu so we thought we might as well start talking about the things you can do around your home to help you make it through the Fall Season claim-free! Outdoor Tips To Get Your Home Fall-Ready: Clean your gutters and downspouts. All water should be flowing AWAY from your home. Repair any cracks...

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2021-08-31
By: MVAadmin

Get Your Home Ready For a Long Winter’s Nap!

Winter came a touch early this year so we hope you had time to prepare your home for the remainder of the long winter months that lie ahead.  Below is a list of items we recommend all homeowners address so that they reduce their risk of common winter mishaps.   To reduce the risk of fire: If you have not...

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2020-12-24
By: Advocate Brokerage

Permanently Installed Generators

Since the pandemic, more and more families have multiple people working or going to school from their home.  In this day and age, losing power could be more than a mere inconvenience. This is one of the many reasons your insurance Advocate, thinks installing a Permanent Generator is a smart idea. Plus, with winter approaching and the very real threat...

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2020-11-25
By: Advocate Brokerage

Happy Safe Halloween!

Halloween is Saturday and with pleasant weather in the forecast however, since it is 2020, we can bet that the night will certainly bring with it a few tricks! We want your family to have a happy and safe Halloween so we’ve compiled some thoughts on things you can do to set yourself up for a night filled with plenty...

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2020-10-27
By: Advocate Brokerage

Fireproof Your Kitchen

October is fire prevention month and this year’s focus is fire safety in the kitchen. According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injury. So it’s important that you take steps to protect your family from a kitchen fire. To Fireproof Your Kitchen Please Consider: Never leave the kitchen...

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2020-10-05
By: Advocate Brokerage

Fall is in the air, is your home ready? Part 2 Inside

Much of the country has been able to enjoy some beautiful fall like temperatures even before the official first day of Autumn which was September 22nd.  Fall is one of the most beloved seasons and signals that the holiday season is just around the corner! Take the time now to do a little preparation so that your home stay safe...

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2020-09-29
By: Advocate Brokerage

Fall is in the air, is your home ready? Part 1 Outside

Much of the country has been enjoying beautiful fall like temperatures even before the official first day of autumn which was September 22nd.  Fall is one of our favorite seasons, with so many things to enjoy such as the leaves changing colors, pumpkins (and pumpkin spice) and the ushering in of the holiday season. The beautiful weather makes it the...

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2020-09-29
By: Advocate Brokerage

Weathering the storm – Why an automatic standby generator may be your new best friend

Weather patterns have been quite unpredictable in recent years. It seems storms are happening more frequently and abnormal weather occurrences are becoming more normal every year.  We are currently in the middle of hurricane season and we all know that unexpected power outage can cause a variety of problems for homeowners.  When it comes to weathering a storm with minimal...

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2020-08-31
By: Advocate Brokerage

Fire Pit Safety

There is nothing quite like enjoying some outdoor time around a fire pit with your family and friends!  We LOVE fire pits and want our Advocate friends that agree to be able to enjoy their time safely.  Below are our thoughts. Advocate’s Thoughts For Fire Pit Safety Location, Location, Location.  Where your fire pit is located is perhaps the most...

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2020-07-28
By: Advocate Brokerage

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