Tips to help prepare for and recover from floods

Helping you and your family prepare and recover from a flood and other severe storms.

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What to do if your car has flood damage

If your car was partially submerged in floodwater, follow our checklist for assessing flood damage afterwards.

Flooded basement? How to deal with common causes

Wet basement problems can cost you thousands of dollars. Here are steps to help identify the source of the water and ways to minimize your risk.

Sump pump basics

Find out how sump pumps can help prevent water from damaging your home or business.

All flood prevention tips

Water in the basement

Help reduce sewer or drain losses in your basement by checking drainage, installing a sump pump and reducing backflow.

Help control your home monitoring system with your smartphone

The latest generation of remote home monitoring goes far beyond smoke detection and intrusion alerts. Multiple professional and do-it-yourself options are available to help make your home a smart home.

Prepare your home for spring weather

You can't stop spring showers, but you can prepare your home and surroundings for thunderstorms, severe winds and more.

Tips to minimize moisture in your home

Protect your home by reducing excess moisture before it causes major damage.

Whole house water leak detection systems

Learn how to help prevent costly water damage and the different water leak detection systems with automatic shutoff valves available on the market today.

Tips for the family

Prepare your babysitter for emergencies

Prepare your babysitter for success and emergency situations by leaving important information about your house, your family and your child.

How a storm shelter or safe room can help protect against severe weather

Constructing a storm shelter space within your home can help protect you from natural disasters and weather emergencies.

Teaching your kids emergency preparedness

Weather emergencies may scare your kids, but helping them understand what to expect can help reduce the stress.

Insurance tips

How to create a home inventory

A home inventory can expedite insurance claims process after theft, damage or loss.

Why should I review my home insurance annually?

The next time you need to renew your insurance policies, consider taking these steps to make sure you understand what your coverages are.

What you need to know about replacement cost vs market value

Learn the difference between replacement cost value and market value coverage to make an informed decision when purchasing home insurance.

What if my personal insurance is not enough to cover potential loss exposures?

You may want to consider a personal article insurance policy to help protect your possessions or personal liability insurance policy to help protect your home and future earnings.

Personal property and casualty insurance

What is personal property and casualty insurance? Learn more information on automobile, homeowners, watercraft, condo, renters and more.

Tips for recovering from a flood

Pros and cons of metal roofs for your home

Whether you're buying a home with one or thinking of installing, here's what to know.

Help protect yourself from contractor scams

If your area got hit hard with a catastrophe or weather event, shady contractors may arrive offering repairs. Learn tips that might help you spot them.

Portable Generator Safety

Check out these portable generator safety tips for when you need to provide temporary power to your home or wherever you need it.

DIY home improvement or when to hire a pro

Before jumping into a home or apartment project, weigh the pros and cons of a DIY approach vs. hiring a pro.

What is an impact-resistant roof?

If you're ready for a new roof, now's a great time to upgrade to sturdier materials to create an impact-resistant roof that may save you time, money and hassle down the road.

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