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Every homeowner, renter and college student should have an inventory of their possessions. Just imagine…if you had a fire or burglary, would you be able to remember everything you own and what it cost? Having an inventory can save you time, money and stress if you have to make a claim.

diamond ring

Imagine how you’d feel if you looked down and saw the stone missing on your diamond ring? Would it be covered by your homeowners', condo owners' or renters' policy?

home insurance

If disaster strikes, you'll want enough homeowners insurance to rebuild the structure of your home, to help replace your belongings, to defray costs if you're unable to live in your home and to protect your financial assets in the event of liability to others. Use these guidelines to help determine the coverage and amounts you need.

Your renters insurance guide

Rental and Apartment Insurance

What to look for when shopping for renters insurance. Your landlord’s insurance does not cover your personal property or liability. For protection, will need to buy renters/tenants insurance.

home water damage

Water damage is among the most common reasons for making a property damage claim. Home, condominium, renter insurance and commercial property policies cover a variety of types of property damage caused by water. However, not every instance of water damage is covered by insurance. Damage being covered by a policy can depend on the cause of water damage and the type of policy you have. In some cases, it may depend on whether or not you’ve purchased optional coverages.

Preventing ice dams

ice dam prevention

Melting snow can refreeze at the edge of a roof creating an “ice dam” that prevents water from draining off the roof and causes it to pool and back up under the roofing material and into the attic or along exterior walls. It can cause significant water damage to a home. Consider these tips for prevention.

Securing your home against burglary

protect against burglary

Burglars won't find your home an "easy mark" if they are forced to work in the light, if they have to take a lot of time breaking in, or if they can't break in without making a lot of noise. Use these tips to make your home more secure.

 

winter icicles

Winter months often increase the risks of a variety of claim situations. Being proactive can help reduce the chances of having an accident or loss. Keep in mind these 9 tips to avoid claim situations that are not only costly but can cause you significant stress.

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

As you plan and prepare for your Thanksgiving feast, be sure to keep safety a focus, too.  Tips for staying safe in the kitchen.

Turkey fryer safety

turkey fryer safety

The use of turkey fryers by consumers can lead to devastating burns, other injuries and the destruction of property. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil.

 

The information provided in these articles are only general descriptions and should not be relied upon as complete, correct or accurate for your specific situation. All coverage informaiton is subject to policy provisions, endorsements and may be  subject to your meeting underwriting qualifications. Murphy Insurance Agency is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other noninsurance professional services. Consult an appropriate professional for advice regarding your own situation.