Tips Archive

  • Tips for safe Trick-or-Treating! Amidst all of the candy and fun, there are a few things that parents should be watchful for. Here are some Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips to ensure that those little ghosts and ghouls have a wonderful time! October 26, 2017
  • Remove Cat Stains and Odors Removing Cat Stains and Odors Accidents happen, and with these tips, they can be distant memories instead of constant reminders! September 14, 2017
  • Remove Pet Odors How To Get Rid of Pet Odors We love our pets, but that doesn't mean we need to love the smells they leave behind. With these tips, you don't have to! August 24, 2017
  • Certified - Licensed - Qualified Certified - Licensed - Qualified: What does it mean? You may have heard Contractors, Mitigation Firms, and Cleaning Companies refer to themselves as Certified, Licensed, and Qualified, but what does that mean? July 20, 2017
  • What is Private Mortgage Insurance PMI What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) and do I need it? The home buying process is full of new vocabulary, such as "Private Mortgage Insurance" or "PMI". But what IS PMI and do you need it? July 6, 2017
  • Removing Party Stains How to Clean Stains After the Party Cleaning up after a party isn't always as simple as throwing away some cups and putting the food away. Sometimes there are stains that you have to get out. Here are some great tips for removing common after-party stains! June 29, 2017
  • Scranton Office What is an Attractive Nuisance? When purchasing or renewing your homeowners insurance policy, you may have heard the term "Attractive Nuisance", but what is an Attractive Nuisance and how do they affect your insurance coverage? June 22, 2017
  • Grill Safety Tips Grill Safety Tips! It's the time of year for grilling in the back yard, and family get togethers, but do you know how to safely use a grill? June 15, 2017
  • Home Inspector Found Something The Home Inspector Found Something, What Now? When the Home Inspector finds something, what does this mean to you and to the home sale? May 18, 2017
  • Spring is Finally Here! Amid the celebration, there may be a few things you may want to check around your home. To help out, we have put together a quick Checklist! March 30, 2017
  • How to Remove Stains from Hardwood How To Remove Stains From Hardwood Ever get a stain on your coffee table? Us too! We'll give you some tips on how to get rid of it! March 24, 2017
  • Designing a Fire Escape Plan Designing a Fire Escape Plan Only 1 in every 3 American households has developed and practiced a Fire Escape Plan, have you? March 9, 2017
  • Actual Cash Value or Replacement Cost Actual Cash Value (ACV) or Replacement Cost - What's The Difference? Whether your Insurance Policy allows for Actual Cash Value or Replacement Cost is likely to have a large impact on your claim. Do you know which you have? February 23, 2017
  • Remove Cat Stains and Odors Removing Cat Stains and Odors Accidents happen, and with these tips, they can be distant memories instead of constant reminders! February 9, 2017
  • Understanding Your Deductible! Your Insurance Deductible is the amount that you are responsible for in the event that you suffer a claim, but there are many options to choose from. Here, we will go over some options that may be available to you. January 26, 2017
  • Safety Plan Snow Shoveling Safety Tips Whether Mother Nature brings several feet of snow or only an inch, improper shoveling can result in serious injury. Here are some tips for safely clearing your driveways, sidewalks, and paths! December 29, 2016
  • Winter Shopping Safety Tips! It's that time of year, where the snow starts falling and stores start crowding... In an effort to promote safe shopping, we put together these tips! December 8, 2016
  • Christmas Tree Care and Safety Christmas Tree Care and Safety Tips! Whether you have a live or artificial Christmas Tree, some safety precautions are necessary to ensure that you have a happy and safe holiday season! Here we will go over some Christmas Tree care and safety tips to keep your holiday merry! December 1, 2016
  • Turkey Fryer Safety Turkey Fryer Safety Tips! Turkey Frying is becoming increasingly popular, but unfortunately this cooking method is not without risk. Here are some safety tips for Turkey Frying this holiday! November 23, 2016
  • Safety Tips for Entertaining Safety Tips for Entertaining Nothing ruins a party like a trip to the emergency room, but taking precautions can greatly reduce the likelihood of that happening! Here are some Safety Tips to get you started! November 17, 2016
  • Understanding Your Insurance Policy Understanding Your Insurance Policy With the unpredictability of life, sometimes things happen. When they do, you'll be glad that your home is properly and adequately insured. But are you? November 3, 2016
  • Fallen Tree Who Pays For Your Neighbor's Fallen Tree? Do you know who pays if your neighbor's tree falls and hits your home? July 28, 2016
  • Home Buyer Mortgage Mistakes Top Home Buyer Mortgage Mistakes! The mortgage process can be a bit overwhelming! For that reason, we put together this list of the top mortgage mistakes made by new home buyers. July 14, 2016
  • Fallen Tree What To Do If A Tree Hits Your House Do you know what to do if a tree falls and hits your house? July 8, 2016
  • Protecting Your Musical Instruments from Moisture Damage Nothing is worse for your instruments than excess moisture, but how do you properly store and protect your musical instruments? June 10, 2016
  • Grill Safety Tips Grill Safety Tips! It's the time of year for grilling in the back yard, and family get togethers, but do you know how to safely use a grill? May 26, 2016
  • Spring is Finally Here! Amid the celebration, there may be a few things you may want to check around your home. To help out, we have put together a quick Checklist! March 21, 2016
  • News Tip! Winter Shopping Safety Tips! It's that time of year, where the snow starts falling and stores start crowding... In an effort to promote safe shopping, we put together these tips! December 15, 2015
  • Turkey Fryer Safety News Tip - Turkey Fryer Safety! Turkey Frying is becoming increasingly popular, but unfortunately this cooking method is not without risk. Here are some safety tips for Turkey Frying this holiday! November 24, 2015
  • News Tip! Named Peril or All Risk Insurance - What's the Difference? Are you properly covered by your Insurance Policy? July 30, 2015
  • Important Facts About Passive Radon Systems! Money well spent or a false sense of security? July 23, 2015
  • Insurance Company Managed Vendor Programs - Good or Bad? How do these programs work, and how do they impact the policyholder? July 9, 2015
  • Tip! - How To Remove Stains From Hardwood Ever get a stain on your coffee table? Us too! We'll give you some tips on how to get rid of it! June 25, 2015
  • Can My Remodeling Contractor Do Mold Remediation? Your contractor found mold and is already there anyway... Is he qualified to take care of that for you? June 19, 2015
  • What is Recoverable Depreciation? We get more questions about Recoverable Depreciation than any other portion of the claims process, but what is it? June 4, 2015
  • News Tip - Grill Safety! It's the time of year for grilling in the back yard, and family get togethers, but do you know how to safely use a grill? May 22, 2015
  • How Can Asbestos Impact Your Water Damage Claim? What DOES happen when an unlicensed contractor discovers Asbestos in the course of work? May 14, 2015
  • Tip! Reduce Business Downtime During a Claim! Attention Business Owners! Worried about what would happen to your business if you had a claim? We'll tell you how to reduce downtime! May 8, 2015
  • Buying Or Selling A Home? Check For Radon! Though Radon Testing is recommended as part of the Home Inspection, there's no need for it to be a deal breaker. May 1, 2015
  • News Tip - Smoke Detector Maintenance and Expiration! Did you know that smoke detectors expire? We go over how to ensure they're in proper working order and your family is safe! April 16, 2015
  • How is Flooding Different? Flooding is a tremendously catastrophic event for any homeowner, but do you know how it is different from a Water Damage? April 9, 2015
  • Radon in... Water? Many homeowners now know about the concerns and hazards associated to high Radon levels in their homes, but did you know that it can also be in your water? April 3, 2015
  • News Tip - What To Expect From a Home Inspection! When buying a home, arranging for a home inspection can be daunting. Do you know what to expect from your Home Inspection? March 26, 2015
  • Spring is Finally Here! Amid the celebration, there may be a few things you may want to check around your home. To help out, we have put together a quick Checklist! March 20, 2015
  • News Tip - Dryer Fire Prevention! It may seem like just another appliance, but lack of proper maintenance can create a danger in your home... March 12, 2015
  • News Tip! Ice Dam Prevention! An Ice Dam can cause significant damage, but what can you do to prevent them in the first place? February 26, 2015
  • News Tip! Preventing Mold Growth During The Winter Months! In these cold temps, mold is the last thing on your mind. Here's why mold should be a concern, and how you can prevent it! February 19, 2015
  • News Tip! Hiring A Contractor Checklist! It's one of the most important decisions you'll make when beginning a project, but how do you know you've found the right Contractor for your job? February 12, 2015
  • News Tip! Removing Snow From Roofs! Snow can add a lot of weight to your roof, but how much is too much, and what should you do? February 4, 2015
  • News Tip For The Insurance Industry! The Polar Vortex last year took many by surprise. Here are some tips for Agents and Adjusters to prepare for the next Polar Vortex before it hits! December 18, 2014
  • News Tip! Winter Shopping Safety Tips! It's that time of year, where the snow starts falling and stores start crowding... In an effort to promote safe shopping, we put together these tips! December 11, 2014
  • News Tip! Renters Insurance Frequently Asked Questions! Are you renting and have questions about Renters Insurance? Check out these answers to commonly asked questions! November 20, 2014
  • News Tip! Preparing Your Home For Freezing Temperatures! Winter weather is right around the corner, so what can you do now to prepare your home for the coming cold? November 13, 2014
  • Do You Know What To Do When You Have A Claim? An Insurance Claim, particularly Water Damage, can make you feel powerless. But what can you do to limit damage? October 17, 2014
  • Fire Safety and Prevention Tips! For National Fire Prevention Week, we wanted to put together some prevention tips for common causes of house fires! October 9, 2014
  • Fall is Quickly Approaching! In the midst of preparing for cooler weather, there are a few things you may want to check around your home. To help out, we've put together a quick checklist! September 18, 2014
  • As A Tenant, What Does An Insurance Claim Mean To Me? How can you prepare for a claim? Are you covered? August 28, 2014
  • Tip! Reduce Business Downtime During a Claim! Attention Business Owners! Worried about what would happen to your business if you had a claim? We'll tell you how to reduce downtime! August 22, 2014
  • As A Landlord, What Does An Insurance Claim Mean To Me? You likely perform many repairs yourself, but what should you do in the event of a claim that requires Professionals? August 14, 2014
  • Federal Government Updates Flood Insurance Law! Recently a change to the existing Flood Insurance Law was passed to assist homeowners. How does this affect you? July 31, 2014
  • Black Mold: Truth Vs. Fiction You've heard of 'Toxic Black Mold' on the news, but how do you separate Truth from Fiction? July 16, 2014
  • News Tip - Grill Safety! It's the time of year for grilling in the back yard, and family get togethers, but do you know how to safely use a grill? June 19, 2014
  • What Hazards do You Have to be Wary of When Starting a Remodeling Project? As you start your project, what hazards could you encounter and where? May 22, 2014
  • Fire Extinguisher Tips and Preparedness! A Fire Extinguisher is an invaluable addition to any home. Here we discuss what you should look for and what you should do! May 15, 2014
  • It's Air Quality Awareness Week! Pennsylvania has announced that this is Air Quality Awareness Week, so here we discuss some things that can impact your Indoor Air Quality! May 1, 2014
  • Mold Growth - The Structural Ramifications! You've heard of Mold, but have you wondered about the structural ramifications of mold growth and what the mold colony is actually doing? April 16, 2014
  • Franchise or Locally Owned? What's the real difference between a franchise and a truly locally owned business? Some of the differences might surprise you! April 11, 2014
  • Buying Or Selling A Home? Check For Radon! Though Radon Testing is recommended as part of the Home Inspection, there's no need for it to be a deal breaker. April 3, 2014
  • Do You Know Where The Water Came From? We'll go over why it matters and how it can impact your health. March 28, 2014
  • Spring is Finally Here! Amid the celebration, there may be a few things you may want to check around your home. To help out, we have put together a quick Checklist! March 21, 2014
  • Do You Know What To Do When You Have A Claim? An Insurance Claim, particularly Water Damage, can make you feel powerless. But what can you do to limit damage? March 13, 2014
  • News Tip! Ice Dam, What Should I Do? Ice Dam's result in water backing up under your roof shingles and into your house, but what can you do if you have an Ice Dam? February 20, 2014
  • Health Concerns Associated with Hoarders! Hoarding is becoming a more common issue. Here we discuss some of the considerations this requires and some hidden dangers! February 6, 2014
  • News Tip - Dryer Fire Prevention! It may seem like just another appliance, but lack of proper maintenance can create a danger in your home... December 12, 2013
  • Be Cautious Of Radon Mitigation Bids Given Over The Phone! A "One Size - Fits All" approach just doesn't work... December 5, 2013
  • Is Your Mitigation Contractor Properly Insured? If they only have a General Liability Policy, you aren't protected... November 21, 2013
  • Why Won't My Water Damage Mitigator Give Me An Estimate? We get this question a lot, so we wanted to take a look at why this is, and why it's not a bad thing. November 14, 2013
  • Asbestos - Where Do You Look? What does it look like and where is it commonly found? November 6, 2013
  • Is It Appropriate For A Mold Remediation Company To Do Their Own Testing? If testing is meant to make sure it's done right, shouldn't someone else do that? November 1, 2013
  • What Should You Expect From An Emergency Mitigator? When you have an Emergency Water Claim, what should you expect from a Mitigation Company? September 19, 2013
  • How Can Asbestos Impact Your Water Damage Claim? What DOES happen when an unlicensed contractor discovers Asbestos in the course of work? August 16, 2013
  • Tip! - How To Remove Stains From Hardwood Ever get a stain on your coffee table? Us too! We'll give you some tips on how to get rid of it! August 2, 2013
  • How To Clean Mold Story In The News! We commend attention given to Indoor Environmental Hazards such as Mold, but want to correct some misinformation given. July 11, 2013
  • If A Company Doesn't Do Duct Cleaning, They Can't Properly Do Mold! If mold spores in the ductwork aren't removed, has the mold truly been removed? June 7, 2013
  • Important Facts About Passive Radon Systems! Money well spent or a false sense of security? May 31, 2013
  • Do You Know What to Expect When You Have a Water Damage? We've compiled a list of some things you can expect when dealing with a claim. May 15, 2013
  • Do You Know Where The Water Came From? We'll go over why it matters and how it can impact your health. April 24, 2013
  • Tip! Reduce Business Downtime During a Claim! Attention Business Owners! Worried about what would happen to your business if you had a claim? We'll tell you how to reduce downtime! April 11, 2013
  • HUD Announces New Multifamily Radon Policy! The Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces new Radon Testing Requirements. March 14, 2013
  • Tip! - Ice Dam Prevention Want to know what causes an ice dam and how to prevent it? We'll tell you! February 14, 2013