Blog

Helpful tips, advice, information and fun facts on topics including safety, maintenance and homeowners insurance.
Florida Peninsula Insurance has policies in just about every city in Florida Get A Free Quote

From category archives: Florida Peninsula

Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: American Heart Association

Florida Peninsula's "Charity of the Month" is the American Heart Association. Their mission is "to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." We would like to encourage you to have a healthy and active lifestyle in order to reduce your chances of heart disease. Here are some ways you can live heart-healthy lives: Healthy Eating Habits: A healthy diet consists of meals which support your well-being. Start by making a habit of finding healthier options at the grocery store. For example: if your family is big on snacking, substitute the snacks for fruits and vegetables everyone likes. Eating healthy can be fun, and tasty too! When cooking at home, take a look at healthy recipes online which require nutritious ingredients. Healthy eating for the entire family starts in the kitchen. For more ideas for nutritious recipes, take a look at our Pinterest board.  Healthy Lifestyle: Committing to a strict gym schedule while working full-time may seem impossible, but it is necessary to sq ...

Read the rest of entry »

What to Inspect When You’re Inspecting

Taking the time to do a complete inspection of your home, before and after purchasing it, is always a great idea in terms of saving money and preventing extreme damage to your home. By inspecting the house before purchase, you will know in advance what you are buying if there are any areas which may need your attention. Doing further inspection each year after purchase can be useful in order to keep track of preventative maintenance, repairs, etc. Here are some less-obvious areas to pay attention to, when conducting a home inspection: Water Heater: Look particularly at the water heating system to make sure there is no damage. If you hear any water gurgling, popping or snapping, this may mean you need to drain out sediment.  Septic System: If you are not sure, find out how old your septic system is and the last time it was pumped. Also check for any signs of surface leakage.  Roof and Flooring: Check for any damage, sinking, contamination and dampness. Be sure to take a loo ...

Read the rest of entry »

The Importance of Creating a Home Inventory

Creating a home inventory will come in handy when you need to file an insurance claim. When disaster strikes, it can be easy for people to forget what they own, in the midst of all the chaos. In the aftermath of a traumatic situation, most people cannot think clearly. Taking note of your possessions, while you are calm and sound of mind, will help expedite the process with your insurance company. Here are some tips to inventory your belongings: 1. Take a video of your entire home, from the time you walk through the door. Record everything you would want your insurance company to replace. Don't forget the important contents in drawers and cabinets. 2. Keep your receipts and other documents all in one place. 3. Note model and serial numbers of expensive items such as TV's, beds, couches, etc. 4. It is important to add the replacement cost for all the items you own, to make sure you have enough insurance coverage. If you are very close to your maximum coverage limit or go over the amount, you should call y ...

Read the rest of entry »

What to Do with Your Plants During the Winter

Winter gardening can be a challenge. Most people don't even think it's possible. In order to save your plants in the winter, you must guard them against wind, root damage due to fluctuating temperatures and protect them from drying out. Please take these suggestions into consideration this winter in order to save your plants: Avoid exposing your plants: Inconsistent temperatures can cause significant injury to your plants. As a result of this, your plants could even be heaved out of the pot. To avoid this sort of damage, place your pots over soil instead of directly on the pavement can be dangerous, since the sun will quickly heat up, causing your pots to freeze and thaw many times during the day.  Choose a bigger pot: When choosing pots for your plants, bigger is always better. A smaller pot will freeze faster than a large one. The surrounding soil will provide proper insulation for plant roots. You should also choose a pot with at least one inch of thickness for enhanced protection. S ...

Read the rest of entry »

Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: Susan G Komen

Susan G Komen is Florida Peninsula's "Charity of the Month". In support of this organization, Florida Peninsula employees will be walking in their annual "Race for the Cure" to help raise money for breast cancer research.

Read the rest of entry »

Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: American Heart Association

Florida Peninsula's "Charity of the Month" is the American Heart Association. Their mission is "to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." We would like to encourage you to have a healthy and active lifestyle in order to reduce your chances of heart disease. Here are some ways you can live heart-healthy lives: Healthy Eating Habits: A healthy diet consists of meals which support your well-being. Start by making a habit of finding healthier options at the grocery store. For example: if your family is big on snacking, substitute the snacks for fruits and vegetables everyone likes. Eating healthy can be fun, and tasty too! When cooking at home, take a look at healthy recipes online which require nutritious ingredients. Healthy eating for the entire family starts in the kitchen. For more ideas for nutritious recipes, take a look at our Pinterest board.  Healthy Lifestyle: Committing to a strict gym schedule while working full-time may seem impossible, but it is necessary to squeeze i ...

Read the rest of entry »

Safe Toys to Consider When Holiday Shopping This Year

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means the shopping has begun for presents for the little ones. Finding the perfect toy for your kids should involve a lot more than just going for the hottest trend. Here are a few tips to be aware of when shopping for toys this year.  1. Flame resistant: Toys with fabric material should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant. 2. Washable: In order to prevent your children from becoming sick, their toys should be washable, including stuffed toys and should be cleaned on a regular basis.  3. Non-toxic: Art materials such as paint, crayons, markers, etc. should be labeled as non-toxic. It only takes a few seconds for something to reach your child's mouth, no matter how carefully they are being watched.  4. Age appropriate: Consider your child's age before purchasing a new toy. For toddlers, avoid toys/games with small pieces which could easily be swallowed. Be sure to read the label to be aware of its contents. Most toys and games for children contain ...

Read the rest of entry »

Say Goodbye to the 2016 Hurricane Season

The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season ends November 30th.

Read the rest of entry »

Give Thanks by Giving Back

Wondering how you can help the people of your community this year? Instead of putting all of the focus on the upcoming holidays, here are some ways you can give back.  Feed the Homeless: There are hundreds of different locations you can go to in your area to volunteer your time. A good example would be to search online at Feeding America or any similar website and pledge to be a volunteer. From there you can find food banks and shelters near you.  Donate: Each year, we stock up on food and snacks before having people over for just one event. While out shopping, make a habit of picking up some extra (non-perishable) items to donate. Some people even go as far as to decorate an entire holiday basket to give to a family.  Door Decorations:  If you know of a family in your neighborhood who is less-fortunate (and you think would welcome the support), decorate their door or front porch. A simple wreath or decorative leaves with a card would probably make all the difference to them.  Bake Treats:  While yo ...

Read the rest of entry »

Beware Of Cyber Scammers on Cyber Monday

We urge you to be knowledgeable about potential scams by taking the following tips into consideration this Cyber Monday.

Read the rest of entry »