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Water Damage Mitigation – Plumbing

Taking steps to avoid plumbing issues can be quite simple, consider a few of these tips.

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3 Tips for Protecting your Home Before Departing on Vacation

Summer has arrived, a time when many families take their summer vacations. Whether you are gone for a night or a month, it is important you take steps to protect your home while away. The summer months are some of the most common months for home burglaries. Taking a few steps to secure your home before departing can make all the difference. Consider these three tips:   Lock up: In the rush of getting out the door in time, many families forget to check every room and window to make sure all areas of their home are secured. Before you depart, take a few moments to set your home security systems and double check all the doors and windows are closed and locked.   Trust in a friend or neighbor:  Nothing says, “nobody’s home” more than mail piling up in your mailbox or by your front door. Have a trusted neighbor or friend nearby keep an eye on your home and collect your mail while you are away.  Should you be gone for an extended period of time, you may w ...

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May 4th is World Password Day

On May 4th, World Password Day, Florida Peninsula would like to take a moment to remind you of the importance of keeping your passwords safe, secure, and complex. 

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Understanding Liability Coverage

Here is some important information about liability coverage to help you better understand what is covered within your homeowners insurance policy.

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April is Safe Digging Month

April is National Safe Digging Month, reminding Florida residents to call 811 before planning any digging projects.  As a responsible homeowner, safe digging should be a top priority. 

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Three Reasons Why You Need a Flood Preparedness Plan

The safety of your family and the protection of your home should be your priority in the event a flood occurs. Therefore, it is essential you and your family have a flood preparedness plan in place. Here are three reasons why you need to have a flood preparedness plan.

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Protecting Your Home from a Brush Fire

Over the years we have seen an increased risk of wildfires in Florida. Although no home is fire-proof, there are steps you can take to protect your property from a brush fire. Here are a few tips.

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Are My Personal Possessions Covered?

  Over the years we accumulate lots of personal belongings. These belongings can include furniture, clothing, sports equipment, and jewelry.  Your personal possessions are likely to be worth more than you may think, and should they become lost, stolen, or damaged, you will want to make sure you have enough coverage to help replace them. This coverage is known as Coverage C.   Before you experience a loss to your personal property, it is highly recommended to create a home inventory of your personal belongings in the event you should need to file a claim. The Washington Post reports only 44% of homeowners have taken the time to create an inventory of their belongings. Although creating an inventory of all your belongings can seem like quite a daunting task, it can be quite simple. Start by listing your items, their estimated value, and their make and model numbers if applicable. Update your inventory annually to add or remove items as necessary.   Should you have items of hig ...

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Home Check-Up Tips

Just as you have resolved to start the New Year in a healthier state, your home may also need its own health check-up. Take this time at the beginning of the year, to review some areas of your home, which may assist your home to run smoother and more efficiently. Here are three places to start your home health checkup.   1)   Change your incandescent bulbs to LEDs or CFLs.  If you still have incandescent bulbs in your home, consider making 2019 the year you update them to LEDs or CFLs. Although slightly more expensive, LED lights last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs and use less than half of the electricity to brighten your house.  In the long run, you will save money on bulbs, your electric bill, and your home will be the brightest on the block.   2)   Take a good look and listen to your water heater.  Most people do not consider this important appliance until you step into a cold shower.  Make a resolution to flush out your water heater.& ...

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Tips to Take the Stress out of Painting

  One of the easiest ways to give your home a fresh new updated look for the new year is with a fresh coat of paint. All the color options, techniques, and equipment available at your local hardware store may seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be stressful. Painting can be fun! Consider some of these tips to make your painting experience fun and exciting.     Picking your paint and finish Choosing the right paint for your room may depend on the features of the room such as size, focal point, etc.  To make a room look larger than it is, consider painting the room in light colors such as cream or white. Should you choose pastel colors, blues and greens tend to work best in small spaces.  Select furnishings for the room in a similar color as minimizing contrasting colors add to the perceived image of a room.  Should you want a darker color, select paint with a high gloss finish. The shine provided by this type of paint will reflect light and add to the overall look o ...

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