In the age of the DIY craze, many people choose to take on home improvement projects themselves. However, there are several areas of home improvement that are dangerous, prone to errors or accidents and really (really!) should be left to the professionals.
Replace Filters - During the colder months, dust can accumulate in the airways, causing or inflaming allergies. For that reason it’s a good idea to change out air filters seasonally to maintain good air quality in your home.
There a many misconceptions about renters insurance and what it covers. To see if renters insurance is right for you, check out the biggest renters myths, debunked!
Here are even more tips and tricks to help you maneuver around the potential hazards caused by the ice and snow of winter.
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the usual frenzied fun with family and friends. The hectic atmosphere of having so many people in your home while you’re trying to cook invites the possibility of mistakes and potentially fires.
During cold and flu season, it is particularly important to make sure your home is as germ-free as possible. Not only will your home be cleaner and smell nicer, these tricks for keeping the germs at bay will help you stay out of the doctor's office.
Preparing your home for the winter can be a difficult task but can save you a lot of time and money later on. Here is a short list of projects that you should consider completing this fall to damage caused by the winter months.
It can be hard trying to figure out how to keep your home warm and comfortable in the winter without draining your bank account. As the temperature drops, consider these cost-efficient ways to keep your home warm.
​With everyone gearing up for fall, homeowners should start thinking about ways to prepare their homes for the upcoming winter season. Take advantage of the cooler, temperate weather to tackle outdoor projects now.
Whether you’re bringing home your first bundle of joy, growing your family, or revisiting safety methods for your existing children, it’s always good to know the tips and tricks to maintaining a safe and happy home.
You did it – you’ve moved into your first apartment off-campus and there’s plenty of excitement with new classes, friends, and a sense of independence. With everything going on though, there may be one oversight that deserves a better look.
​Fire pits are quickly becoming one of the most coveted home additions. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to add an outdoor social element to your home, and provides warmth and fun for all your guests.
Homesite Insurance (Homesite), in conjunction with the American Family Dreams Foundation, will donate $25,000 to the JJ Watt Hurricane Harvey Houston Flood Relief Fund. Additionally, Homesite employees will donate funds that will be matched by the company of up to an additional $25,000, resulting in a potential contribution of $75,000.
Warmer weather means more time outdoors for your little ones and oftentimes involves adventures on a swing set.
Summer has arrived and that means grilling season is here! There’s nothing better than throwing some meat and vegetables on the grill and enjoying a barbeque with family and friends.
Whether you're going away for a weekend or a couple of weeks, it is important to make sure your home is safe while you're away. Follow these tips to protect your home and valuables when on vacation.
As the temperature heats up, it’s good to know some tips on how to keep your pet safe, as well as steps you can take if your pet does overheat.
Now with summer and the Atlantic hurricane season well underway, the potential for strong storms pose safety threats. The National Weather Service signifies severe summer weather as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and thunderstorms.
Quite a few homes are protected against smoke, fire and burglaries, but when it comes to lightning protection, homeowners are either uninformed or ignorant. "It won't happen to me" seems to be the general consensus, but one day it could happen.
Homesite Insurance (Homesite) has been awarded a 2017 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award in the Innovation in Customer or Employee Engagement category.
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The standard homeowners insurance policy, also known as an HO-3, covers your home for multiple perils, but there are some important exclusions. Knowing what's covered and what isn't can save you a lot of money and heartache down the line.
Flood insurance can be an important safeguard against significant financial loss, although your personal circumstances will help determine if it is right for you.
The easiest way to know what's covered with your roof coverage is to contact your insurance provider. Coverage will often depend on the age of your roof, the area you live in, and other important factors, so it's important to know the specifics of your policy.
If you are a renter, whether in an apartment, a condo or a house, consider the value of adding renters insurance to your budget. With a renters policy, you may reduce your stress about the unknown and your risk in case of a covered catastrophic event.
During cold and flu season, it is particularly important to make sure your home is germ-free. Not only will your home be cleaner and smell nicer, these 10 tricks will keep you in work or school and out of the doctor's office:
You may be surprised to learn that water is the most common cause of damage inside a home! Ways to prevent home water damage are easier than you think if you pay attention to maintenance details and act quickly when spotting even the tiniest leak. Remember, a pinhole leak today can erupt into a waterfall tomorrow!