Posted on 3/23/2017 3:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Although Florida's winter hasn't been so terrible for us, our homes will still require a bit of maintenance as the season changes. Here is a list of areas in your home which may require maintenance to help you stay on track this Spring:
Examine roof shingles: You should conduct a close inspection of your roof to see if any shingles were lost or damaged over time. Even the sun can damage shingles. Cracked, loose, or missing shingles should be replaced as soon as possible in order to protect your roof.
Inspect the gutters: Check for loose, leaky, or clogged gutters. If your gutters are not draining properly, this can lead water into the basement of crawl space. Remember: downspouts should drain away from the foundation and should be clear of debris.
Clean or replace your filters: This is something all homeowners (and renters) should do multiple times a year. If you filter is dirty, it will force your heat and air-conditioning system to work much harder than it should ...
Posted on 1/22/2017 9:01 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
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 ...
Posted on 1/4/2017 12:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
The holiday season has come and gone. It is now time to turn our attention to properly secure, protect, and insure all our new and valuable gifts. Here are some tips to help you protect your valuables in the new year:
Designate a safe place: Whether you choose to keep your items safe, lock box, drawer, etc. you should always make sure it is in a safe location in your home. This should be somewhere you can remember and keep track of in your home inventory.
Don't broadcast your new items: Avoid posting your valuables on social media. As tempting as it may be, the whole world shouldn't know about everything you have in your home. This puts you at a higher risk of robbery.
Make sure your home security systems are up to date: It is important to check your alarm system to make sure it is working properly. Unfortunately, the holiday season is a common time for home robberies. If you do not have a working system, try your best to have it replaced or repaired for the safety of your home, family and b ...
Posted on 1/1/2017 9:46 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
As the New Year approaches, it is time to think about New Year resolutions. In order to get 2017 off to a good start, homeowners should consider the following resolutions:
Complete a home inspection: At the beginning of each year, you should always do a complete home inspection. Check for interior and exterior damages, leaks and suspicious-looking areas of your home. If anything needs repairingor replacing, it should be tended to before greater damage occurs. Click here for more information for what to look for during your home inspection.
Make a home inventory: In circumstances of loss, keeping a home inventory can help you replace your belongings and avoid a dispute between you and your insurance company when filing a claim.
Check your batteries: Plan to replace any smoke detector or alarm system batteries at the beginning of the year. Making sure your systems are working properly will decrease the chance of damage or loss in your home.
Review your coverage: It is important to read th ...
Posted on 12/20/2016 4:16 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Florida Peninsula Insurance Company is excited to announce their ranking as the seventh largest insurance company in the state, according to the South Florida Business Journal's list of the Top Property & Casualty Insurance Companies in Florida.
As one of Florida's top homeowners insurance companies, our number one priority is the safety of you and your family. As such, Florida Peninsula provides our insureds with coverage rich policy, as well as offering flood protection and partnering with insurance professionals throughout the state who can ensure you have the coverage you need. If you are in the market for a home insurance quote, give us a call at (877) 229-2244 or visit the get a quote section on our website.
Posted on 12/7/2015 6:30 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
South Florida Business Journal ranks Florida Peninsula the sixth largest Property & Casualty insurer in Florida.