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Heavy Rains can lead to mold

                  It certainly seems like throughout the summer and so far this fall we have had more than our fair share of rain!  Heavy rainfall can lead to water invading homes and businesses causing thousands of dollars of damage.  When water infiltrates your home it can create an environment where mold thrives. ...

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2018-10-29
By: Advocate Brokerage

The First Day of Fall is September 22nd. Here is what you need to know to get your home ready

It’s hard to believe that we are talking about fall, yet the time is near.  The official first day of autumn is next weekend! To keep your home, safe, warm and dry as we leave summer in the rearview mirror and head toward cooler weather, there are a few things you should consider. As soon as frost is in the air,...

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2018-09-12
By: Advocate Brokerage

Preparing for Florence – Important Hurricane Information For Homeowners

                Safety first!  If you have been asked to evacuate, please do!  Do not attempt to ride out the storm.  Property can be replaced but you cannot be. Next, there are things you can do now to protect your property. What to do now: Install Storm Shuttersright away and be sure to deadbolt and lock your front...

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2018-09-06
By: Advocate Brokerage

In the War on Water Damage – Drip Pans are your first line of defense

A water leak in your home has the potential cause thousands of dollars of damage. Water flows where it wants to flow and causes damage to nearly everything in its path.  Our friends at Pure Insurance have shared with us that nearly 70% of their claims come from water damage. Drip pans can be your first line of defense Drip Pans should be installed...

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2018-07-26
By: Advocate Brokerage

Make the Claims Process Easier. Create a Home Video Inventory

                                                                                   

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2018-04-26
By: Advocate Brokerage

When a Tree Falls – Important information on fallen trees and how they may affect your insurance.

  When a Tree Falls, am I covered? With each major storm, this question comes.  It is one of the most frequent questions we receive at Advocate Brokerage, so we thought we would take some time to share all the important information you need to know about fallen trees and how they affect your insurance. Am I Covered? Let’s start...

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2018-04-09
By: Denise Koslowsky

Make the Claims Process Easier – Create A Home Video Inventory

What if we asked you to open a blank word document and make a list of all the items in your home, along with their current value?  If the thought of such an undertaking makes you cringe, don’t worry, we have a better idea. We are going to help you create a home inventory but the tool you are going...

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2018-03-27
By: Advocate Brokerage

Close and Contain, it could save lives!

  Last week we posted a short blog about the increase in home fire fatalities this year. In case you missed it, the statistics showed that we’ve had a 60% increase in fatalities during the first 18 days of 2018 when compared to the first 18 days of 2017. We focused our attention on our recommendation to install a Central...

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2018-01-23
By: Advocate Brokerage

Record Breaking Cold Brings Record Breaking Home Fire Fatalities

  Between January 1, 2018 and January 18, 2018, 221 people in the US died as a result of a fire at home.  That is an increase of 60% over 2017.  Statistics show that the cold weather makes people spend more time indoors and more time spent indoors naturally increases the instance of home fires. The good news is that...

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2018-01-19
By: Advocate Brokerage

The #1 Homeowner Claim is Due to Frozen Pipes

When the weather is freezing cold, the pipes in your home face the very real danger of freezing.  The #1 homeowner claim we see is property damage that has been created by a burst pipe.  The losses can be devastating, even a small crack can create a sizable amount of damage. Water is your home’s worst enemy.  It flows where...

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2018-01-12
By: Advocate Brokerage

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