Archive for the ‘Disaster prevention’ Category

Hurricane Season is Here!

August 31, 2009

With hurricane season in full swing, the prospect of widespread flooding is top of mind — especially in coastal communities. Following are a few actions you can take to better prepare yourself if you should find yourself the victim of significant water damage.

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Preventing Household Accidents

June 19, 2009

If you have you ever left your home with the dishwasher or washing machine running, you might want to think twice before doing it next time. According to the Insurance Information Institute, billions of dollars in insurance claims are filed each year due to household water damage. Water hoses break; appliances malfunction. It happens all the time. I never used to shut my water supply off during extended travel, but I sure do now. And I also discovered the “water sensor.” For a couple hundred dollars, I’ve had water sensors installed on the floors of my bathroom and kitchen. If water should trip one of the sensors, it will activate my security system with a call into the central office. It’s not perfect, but after what I’ve been through, the peace of mind is worth every penny.