Homeowner's Academy

This is your guide to interesting facts, tips and general homeowner information. We hope you find the information useful - and feel free to share with friends!

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    Smoke the Ribs, Not Your Home – 7 Grilling Safety Tips

    by PTI Marketing | Jun 03, 2015
    According to FEMA, residential grill fires result in an average of 100 injuries and $37 million in property loss each year, with more than half of grill-related fires occur between May and August. Don’t let your next family cookout go down in flames. Take a look at these seven grilling safety tips to keep your family’s summer festivities safe and tasty.

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    What Is "Wind Mitigation" and Why Do I Need It?

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Jun 03, 2015
    Homeowners can receive substantial credits for outfitting their homes with windstorm mitigation features that withstand or are more resistant to high winds. We highly recommend that Florida homeowners, especially those living in more hurricane-prone regions, consider investing in wind mitigation features.

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    Should We Evacuate Before the Hurricane Hits Florida?

    by PTI Marketing | May 21, 2015
    No major hurricane has made landfall in the Sunshine State in nearly ten years ago and thousands of Florida homeowners are unaware of how to prepare for a major storm.

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    Should I Eat That? Hurricane Food Safety Do's & Don'ts

    by PTI Marketing | May 21, 2015
    When a hurricane strikes, the safety of our food supply may be in jeopardy. The CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses every year, but what are the chances of exposure during a major storm?

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    Reducing Children's Fears When a Florida Hurricane Hits

    by PTI Marketing | May 21, 2015
    Children rely on the structure of daily routines to feel safe. A natural disaster, such as a hurricane, may require your family to leave home and stray away from daily routine. This can cause children to become anxious, confused or frightened.

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    Hurricane Shutter Installation Tips From The Experts

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    We asked the Rapid Response Team’s Kevin Walton, Jason Coben, Steve Berman, and Bryan Jeffords about installing Florida storm shutters. Here are their expert insights.

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    How to Keep Pets Safe When a Hurricane Hits Florida

    by PTI Marketing | May 21, 2015
    For many Florida homeowners, pets are considered members of their family. If you are a pet owner, you will need to take additional precautions, making special preparations to keep your pet safe and happy, in the event of a storm. What supplies will your pets need? How do your pets’ needs into your family’s emergency plan?

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    10 Common Myths about Hurricanes

    by PTI Marketing | May 21, 2015
    As Florida homeowners gear up for the 2015 hurricane season, a tidal wave of “tips and tricks” are once again hitting the Internet that describe how to best protect your home from a major storm. But how do you know which ones to believe, and which ones should be blown off?

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    5 Things Florida Homeowners Need to Know about Flood Insurance

    by PTI Marketing | May 21, 2015
    From hurricanes to torrential afternoon rainstorms, the Sunshine State is not so sunny when it comes to flooding. Whether you are located in a high-risk zone or a low-risk zone, having flood insurance will ensure that your home is covered if a disaster strikes.

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