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How to Prepare for a Power Outage

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You can’t control the weather—but you can take proactive safety measures to protect your family and home against the threat of power outages. Consider these tips: Invest in a home generator. A portable backup power source can keep critical equipment like refrigerators, sump pumps and air conditioners running during a blackout. Utilize surge protectors. A UL-listed surge protector can safeguard …

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Is Your Roof Protecting You From the Elements?

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The health and construction of your home’s roof are vital for protecting your home and its contents. Wind, rain, hail and snow can slowly degrade your roof. To promote the health of your roof and protection of your home, inspect your roof every spring and fall for the following common signs of wear and tear: Cracked, curling or missing shingles …

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Your Insurance May Not Cover Risks Related to Renting Out Your Home

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Listing a room, apartment or home for rent through a platform such as Airbnb may seem like a straightforward way to supplement your income. However, most property insurance policies do not apply when you leave the property in the hands of complete strangers. Additionally, although Airbnb provides Host Guarantee Protection, it should not be considered a replacement for renters insurance. …

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Four Misconceptions About Tenant Insurance

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Tenant insurance is there to protect the belongings in your home and so much more. If your home becomes uninhabitable for reasons covered in your tenant insurance policy, the insurance company will reimburse you for your temporary living expenses until you are able to find a new place to live. There are many misconceptions when it comes to what tenant …

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Eliminating Indoor Air Pollution

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Since air circulation is often restricted inside, it is speculated that indoor pollutants are far worse for humans than poor outdoor air quality. In fact, indoor pollutant levels are potentially 100 times more polluted than outdoor levels, and may pose major health risks. There are both long- and short-term health effects of indoor air pollution. Short-term effects can include eye, …

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Personal Swimming Pool Safety

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Though splashing and diving is carefree fun, owning a backyard pool comes with serious responsibilities, too. From poolside party safety tips to supervision, there are many general safety precautions you can take to make sure your friends and family enjoy your pool. When hosting a pool party at home, it is wise to assign several adults to the job of …

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Protecting Your Home from Wind Damage

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Floods, lightning strikes and other common storms can endanger your home, but you also need to consider the risks of the wind damage that accompanies these weather events. Canadians who live within 80 kilometres of a coastline are at risk of being exposed to hurricanes. To prevent excess damage, plan for a storm by keeping your homeowners policy insured values …

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Knowledge Is Power: Electrical Safety Tips for the Home

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Electricity helps us live comfortably at home, but it isn’t something to take for granted. According to the National Fire Information Database, electrical fires account for 20% of total residential fires. Just one fire is enough to endanger your home, family and finances. Make sure to protect your home from electrical fires by keeping the following tips in mind: Know …