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Smart Technology Can Stop Water in Its Tracks

By Denise Koslowsky Water is your home’s #1 enemy. It flows wherever it wants to flow leaving thousands of dollars of damage in its wake. In fact, water is 10 times more likely to result in a home insurance claim than fire. The losses created by a burst pipe are devastating but even a small crack in a pipe can...

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2017-02-07
By: Denise Koslowsky

Home Fires increase during winter months. Are you doing all you can to protect your family?

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Cold weather increases the likelihood of home fires. When it is cold outside people tend to spend more time inside and that means the instance of home fires increases. There are more than 360,000 home structure fires each year which equates to between $6 – 8 billion dollars in damage. What can you do to protect your home? Honestly, a...

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2017-01-25
By: Advocate Brokerage

Have a Happy & Safe Holiday – Dangers your family pet can face during the holiday season.

  Last week we shared an article discussing toys that are dangerous for kids, so this week we thought we would focus on dangers another beloved family member could face during the holiday season.  We know you love your pets (we do too) so we wanted to offer some information that could help you keep them safe!   Below are...

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2016-12-20
By: Advocate Brokerage

Have a Happy & Safe Holiday – Toys that are potentially dangerous for your kids

Gift giving abounds at this time of year and Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles as well as Mom & Dad are searching for gifts that bring joy to the faces of the kids they love.  Unfortunately that perfect toy you just brought home might pose a potential danger. Our friends at Property Casualty 360 have put out a great list of toys...

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2016-12-16
By: Advocate Brokerage

Secondary Homes – Water Damage accounts for 51% of home insurance claims

  A secondary home that provides a place for your family to get away is often a dream come true.  Unfortunately, because a home that you don’t live in year round is more vulnerable than your primary residence, that dream home can incur substantial damage.  While both fire and water pose a threat to your home, damage from water is...

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2016-12-15
By: Denise Koslowsky

Winter Prep for your Home and Vehicle

    Even with that dip in temperature a few weeks ago the weather has been on the mild side.  We want your home and auto to be prepared when winter finally decides to stick around for a while.  Below are a few important tips for making your home and car winter ready so that you and your loved ones...

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2016-11-30
By: Advocate Brokerage

Important Insurance Information for people who like to drive really nice cars!

For our client’s who like to drive really nice cars, it should come as no surprise that we often recommend one of our elite carriers as the insurer of choice. Many policyholders assume all auto carriers are equal and as a result, they are unwilling to pay for a more expensive auto policy. While we respect that, we wanted to...

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2016-11-04
By: Advocate Brokerage

Life with Teens – Surviving Halloween

If you have teenagers in your home, you may view Halloween as a time of year to get through as opposed to a night to enjoy. Teens want to have fun with their friends and on Halloween especially, they can get into all sorts of mischief!  From acts of vandalism to distracted driving to fun that involves alcohol, the lists...

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2016-10-27
By: Advocate Brokerage

Make Sure Fright Night is a Safe Night

For some Halloween is a night for perfect for having fun with friends.  For others it is a fright filled night that opens up your family and your property to risks.  Insurance claims increase around this time of year so we thought we would cover some of the types of claims we often see and offer some tips to help...

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2016-10-27
By: Advocate Brokerage

Fire Prevention for Homeowners – Smoke Detector Tips

  Each October the National Fire Protection Association sets aside the month to promote fire safety. This year’s theme once again focuses on Smoke Detectors. 40% of fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke detectors! That alarming statistic is a key reason that for the past 3 years the NFPA has focused their theme on Smoke Detectors.  This year’s...

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2016-10-12
By: Advocate Brokerage

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