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How to Spot Lurking Fire Hazards

Let’s survey your house with a different lens: a magnifying glass that finds lurking fire hazards. Tag along on a guided tour as Paul Davis experts flag (by ROOM in bold text) surprising, very common risk factors. How many are hiding in your home? Our tour begins in the BASEMENT, where the first hazard… Read more »

Top Nine Ways to Protect Your Home from Severe Winds

Severe windstorms, dubbed Big Blows by Pacific Northwest locals, strike Washington and Oregon regularly, driving powerful gusts to incredible speeds of nearly 140 miles per hour. While the East Coast isn’t afflicted as frequently, another Washington – D.C., this time – took a harrowing turn in the wind tunnel in… Read more »

Reducing the Risk of Commercial Kitchen Fires

When a three-alarm fire swept through a famous comedy club, investigators suspected typical culprits: table candles, smoldering cigarettes, hot stage lighting. The actual spark? Accumulated grease in ductwork venting a commercial kitchen several floors away. Flames flared to life above the fire suppression system, shot from roof vents and swiftly… Read more »

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7 Most Common Home Insurance Claims

7 Most Common Home Insurance Claims

As a homeowner, you hope that nothing bad will ever happen to your home, but you do have homeowners insurance ready should damage occur. By understanding the types of claims that most insurance companies see, it’s possible to consider your own situation and determine the best plan to minimize your… Read more »

Understanding Winter Storm Warnings, Watches and Advisories

Understanding Winter Storm Warnings, Watches and Advisories

As 2018 began, parts of the Sunshine State became covered in a cold substance that the state’s residents hardly ever see and certainly aren’t prepared for: snow. Freezing rain and sleet also fell across northern Florida on January 3, plunging thousands of customers into chilly darkness due to power outages.… Read more »

We Seldom Think About a Wildfire Until It Happens

We Seldom Think About a Wildfire Until It Happens

Given fuel, oxygen and a heat source, wildfires can rapidly grow into enormous, hungry beasts with terrifying power and seemingly vicious intent. Large wildfires concoct private weather systems, roaring with self-propelled 120 mile-per-hour winds that fan flames further. Their scorching temperatures preheat fuel in their paths, aiding their reach and… Read more »

Fast and Furious Tornadoes – Best Steps Now and Then

Fast and Furious Tornadoes – Best Steps Now and Then

Most of the world’s tornadoes rampage across the central United States in what’s known as Tornado Alley, stretching from west Texas to North Dakota. In an average year, more than 200 tornadoes touch down across this unique flat topography that violently introduces cool dry air from Canada to warm moist… Read more »

How North Carolina Suffered but Survived During Florence

How North Carolina Suffered but Survived During Florence

Hurricane Florence struck North Carolina as a deceptively destructive category one storm on September 14, 2018. Crashing ashore near coastal Wilmington, the tempest lingered across the state for days. Towns submerged beneath high storm surges and epic rainfall measured not just by the inch or foot, but by the yard.… Read more »