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Make the Most of National Preparedness Month

Recognized each September, National Preparedness Month serves to remind us to prepare ourselves and our families for disasters. As Floridians, we know the threat of a natural disaster or storm is always a possibility. Would you and your family know what to do in the event of a disaster? Consider these tips and make the most out of National Preparedness Month:  Establish and test emergency plans with your family. Sign up for local and state emergency alerts.  Install or test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Stock up on emergency supplies.  Create a home inventory. Click here for some tips to inventory your belongings.  Review your insurance policy and contact your agent to make any necessary changes to your coverages.  Don’t forget about flood insurance. Hurricanes and storms bring heavy rains which could cause flooding. Purchase flood insurance to make sure you are covered.   Septemb ...

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Seven Tips for Preventing Child Injuries

September 1st through 7th was National Childhood Injury Prevention Week.

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New Year, Clean House

With the start of a new year, there is no time like the present to conquer cleaning up the home. Begin the new year by taking some time to deep clean your home room-by-room and tackling outdoor chores. Consider these suggestions and keep your home clean and clutter-free in 2018:   Kitchen Kitchens can become clutter collectors. Items which do not belong in the kitchen should be moved to their proper location. Consider donating items, such as small appliances, dinnerware, and cookware you do not use to local charities. Clean out your drawers, cabinets, pantry, and refrigerator and be sure to discard any unwanted or expired items. Once you have removed the clutter, wipe down all kitchen surfaces with a cleaning spray and a towel.   Bathrooms Along with all other rooms in the house, de-clutter before you clean. Empty drawers, shelves, and cabinets and remove items such as empty soap and shampoo bottles, old toothbrushes and expired medications. Next, clean and sanitize.   Bedrooms & ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

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 ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

"Spring ahead" of a disaster with these home maintenance tips.

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Spring Break-In

These tips can help you avoid a break-in while you are away spring break'n.

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Home Safety: What you need to know

Most overlooked home safety tips to keep your home safe and secure.

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Daylight Saving Time Ends November 2

Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2. Remember to change your smoke detector batteries too!

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Tips on compiling your home inventory

Keeping a home inventory can help you keep your life in order.

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Burglar- Proof Your Home

Burglar-Proof Your Home

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