Category: Homeowners Insurance

Six Questions to Ask an Insurance Agent

When your life changes, your insurance often needs to change with it. Yet it’s not always clear what kind of protection you, your family or your business really need. Enter your insurance agent. He or she is there to help you get everything squared away. Not sure how to start? Here are six questions to ask an insurance agent. 1. Do I need additional insurance if I’m... Read Article

6 Items You Need To Check Off When Buying A Home

There are many different issues to consider when looking for the perfect home to purchase. One of the most overlooked issues is insurance coverage. However, it is one of the most important aspects about home ownership. It's essential for those who are shopping for a home to factor in the cost of insurance. Before going out to look for a home, consider all of the... Read Article

The Hidden Risk Most Homeowners Ignore

Last fall, Chuck Feeney of Glenview, Illinois, noticed some unusual things around his home. It took longer than usual for water to drain from his sinks, and his home’s sump pump struggled during storms. So he decided to check out his drains’ outdoor clean outs. The verdict: not good. “They were overflowing at that point,” he remembers. “If I hadn’t checked them, the water would... Read Article

Helpful Tips to Get Your House Ready for Spring Storms

April showers may be great for a lush, blooming garden, but the heavy spring storms can lead to very serious damage if you are not prepared. Homeowners can avoid costly repairs by taking a few simple steps before the first storm hits. Have a Plan in Place When severe weather hits, the most important thing is to ensure the safety of every member of your... Read Article

How to Protect Your Home This Winter

Extreme winter weather can lead to serious damage to your home. Frozen water pipes can burst and cause a flood in your home and basement; a dam of ice within your gutter can divert the water to your interior walls creating a mess that will be costly to repair. Your homeowners insurance protects against specific types of damage, but every policy is different. Ensure you... Read Article