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Are These Fire Hazards Lurking in Your Florida Home?

The overnight hours are supposed to be a time to relax, let the day’s cares drift away and dream of even better things for tomorrow. But approximately half of home fire-related deaths result from fires that start between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. What a nightmare! In recognition of Fire Prevention Week,...

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

The beginning of each season brings a unique list of home maintenance work. Between slightly cooler temperatures and daylight hours getting shorter, fall is an ideal time to cross off large portions of your home maintenance to-do list. To keep your home in great shape throughout the fall season...

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

by PTI Marketing | Dec 03, 2013 A fun way to get into the holiday spirit is by decorating your home.  People’s Trust Insurance love’s the idea of decorating!  We decorate in our offices - but we keep safety in mind!  And we want you too also!  Holiday decorations can be festive but when not used...

How to Clean your Dryer Duct

How to Clean your Dryer Duct

by Brooke Gold Hasson | Mar 18, 2019 Not only can cleaning your dryer duct prolong the life of your dryer, it can also prevent a fire. Dirty dryer ducts can be a serious fire hazard, so cleaning them is a must. According to NFPA, clothes dryers accounted for 92% of fires between 2010 and 2014, and...

How to Keep Your Home Safe When Traveling

by PTI Marketing | Jun 24, 2019 Starting to pack for your summer vacation? Whether you are going 20 or 1,000 miles away from your home, for a weekend or 4 weeks, you should always do these certain things before you lock that door and head out for your vacation. These tips will help you have a more...

Don’t Ignore These 7 Noises on Your Property

by Guylaine Cadorette | Dec 07, 2020 Some noises in your home are harmless—like creaking floors and squeaking doors. However, there are sounds to be wary of if you've never heard them before. If left unchecked, the sounds we've listed below could lead to a possible disaster. Because potentially...

5 Easiest DIY Home Improvements to Add Value to a Home

by Chantel Robillard | Dec 22, 2020 Whether you’re about to put your home on the market or you have no plans of selling anytime soon, there are many DIY projects that can add value to your home. Not every home project needs to be costly or complicated to make a big impact, both for livability and...

How to Prevent Vandals from Targeting Your Home

by Chantel Robillard | Dec 28, 2020 As a property owner, vandalism is frustrating, can be expensive to fix, and can be difficult to prevent. Just as there are preventative measures you may take to prevent theft, there are also certain measures you can implement to help deter vandals from targeting...

Tree Trimming 101: Why, When and How to Do It

Hurricanes Ian and Nicole and the other severe weather hitting Florida lately demonstrated how trees could pose a serious hazard to your home during a windstorm event. Every year, falling trees and limbs cause millions of dollars in damage, according to the Insurance Institute for Business &...