Category: Homeowners’ Insurance

Spring Home Inspection

Spring Home Inspection

After sheltering your family from winter storms and howling winds, the exterior of your home and yard have taken a beating this year. A sunny spring day is the perfect time to get outdoors and take a good look around. Use the guide below to reveal possible damage and tackle a few DIY fixes.

Window Safety Week

Window Safety Week

The goal of Window Safety Week is twofold– for families to understand the role of windows in escaping a fire or other emergency and to learn how to safeguard against window falls.

Frozen Pipe Checklist

Frozen Pipe

Tips for homeowners and landlords to prevent frozen pipes and what to do if a pipe freezes or bursts.

4 Essential Protections of Homeowners Insurance

D.F. Dwyer Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners coverage provides financial protection against loss due to disasters, theft and accidents. Most standard policies include four essential types of coverage: the structure of your home, personal belongings, liability protection, additional living expenses (ALE).

Stop, Look & Cook SAFELY

D.F. Dwyer Insurance Fire Safety

Unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires and scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries. Follow these National Fire Prevention recommendations to keep your family safe at home this season and all year round!

Take Time to Take Stock

Home Inventory

Having an up-to-date home inventory will help you get your insurance claim settled faster, verify losses for your income tax return and help you purchase the correct amount of insurance. Here’s how to create one…

Hurricane Preparation During COVID-19

Hurricane Preparation and Coronavirus

This year Rhode Islanders were warned of one of the busiest hurricane and tropical storm seasons in recent history. Experts note that due to significant sea level rise and coastal development, tropical storms need not make a direct hit to wreak havoc on our region with storm surge and flooding. Now, during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, emergency planning presents additional challenges for everyone which makes it more important than ever to have a solid plan. Public health and emergency response professionals have advice to help you safely prepare, evacuate, and shelter for severe storms while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

Got Power?

Power Outage: What to do when the lights go out.

Whether caused by lighting, high winds or an overloaded power grid, extreme summer weather can trigger power outages— will you be ready when the lights go out? A lengthy power outage that affects your home can also threaten your family’s safety or damage your property. Here’s how to be prepared for the next power outage…

Vacation & Staycation Safety Tips to Help Prevent Home Burglary

Planning a road trip

Although fly-away vacations will certainly be down this summer, you may still be planning a get-away to the great outdoors with a family road-trip or pleasure-cruise. But, before you pull out of your driveway or cast off of the dock, check out these tips to prevent burglary to ensure that you’ll have a happy homecoming!

Get Lucky & Save Money with Green Insurance

Green Insurance may save you money

Adopting practices that are known to be safe for the environment—aka “going green”—might also help you save on your insurance costs. Whether you’re considering an eco-friendlier car, a more sustainable home or “green” business practices, check out this sampling of insurance benefits and products for the environmentally conscientious.

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