Home Tips

The latest headlines from not only The Philadelphia Contributionship but the Homeowner’s Insurance industry as well. Here you will find updates from our partners along with industry updates and announcements.

2021

10 Quick Fixes For A Drafty House

October 16, 2021

The last week we have all started to feel the fall chill in the air! It may not be time to turn on the heat but there is definitely a slight chill outside – and you definitely do not want that chill finding its way you’re your home. Here are 10 quick (and inexpensive!) ways to seal drafts and keep the cold fall air out of your home all fall and winter long.

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The Ultimate Guide to Fire Extinguishers: 5 Questions and Answers

October 1, 2021

How many people have ever thought about using their fire extinguisher before a fire actually occurs? Not many we would assume. It is important to practice this in case of an emergency! Don’t wait until the fire has sprung up to wonder about fire extinguishers. Here’s what smart homeowners (and renters) need to know.

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1st Day of Fall: 8 Simple Steps to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

September 22, 2021

Happy 1st Day of Fall! While you may be ready for pumpkin picking, warm lattes, and flannels, do you know if your house is as ready as you? If you don’t know the answer, then follow our 10 tips to help transition your home for the wetter autumn weather —and try to save some money too!

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Hurricane Preparation: 7 Important Steps to Follow

May 13, 2021

The National Weather Service has designated May 9-15 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. And when it comes to natural disasters, nothing causes damage and destruction like a hurricane. It is important to know if you live in the path of a hurricane because as scary as it sounds, it’s nearly inevitable that you’ll experience some type of damage to your home or property. This is where working with your local agent and picking the correct policy and endorsements comes into play. With some basic preparation and a couple steps, you can help reduce the impact of the storm on your home and keep your family safe.

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Preventing Damage After Flood

April 30, 2021

Sometimes, even with all the preparation water can still find its way into your home. And something as small as an inch of water in the home can cause extensive - and expensive - water damage. The most dangerous issue that can be caused by water? Mold. And curious to find out the answer from the quiz we posted on our social media pages? Read the post to figure out how quickly mold can start growing after a flood!

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Tips for Protecting Your Home from Heavy Rain:

April 12, 2021

We all know the age old saying – “April Showers bring May Flowers”. But the April showers and rainy weather can bring with it serious home damage if you are not prepared and protected. Here are some tips to protect your home from the rainy season and also important policy information.

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Patio Heater Safety

March 3, 2021

With the weather starting to slowly warm up just a little bit, more people are moving outside for COVID safe social interactions. And a lot of these outdoor activities can involve a personal heater. If you are using an outdoor heater, be sure to know the risks of using them before you flip the switch!

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8 Ways to Show Your Home Some Love for Valentine's Day

February 16, 2021

Valentine’s Day is come and passed and while we are sure you and your family felt all the love from the holiday, we are curious if your home felt some of that love? You invest in yourself, your partner, and your family, so why not invest in something just as long-lasting - your home! This Valentine’s Day, show your home some love that will help boost its value and make it a better place to live. Here are a few ways you can do that.

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Ice Dams: What Are They & How to Prevent Them

February 11, 2021

Last night in Philadelphia, a nice layer of fresh snow appeared and made for a very beautiful landscape! But with snow comes lots of extra worries for homeowners. Every homeowner already has to worry about shoveling snow and cleaning sidewalks, but did you know you also need to be worried about Ice Dams? But don’t panic! We have some tips and advice to help you avoid Ice Dams for the future and prevent them from causing any extra damage to your home!

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Winter is Here: How to Keep Up With Home Maintenance During the Winter

February 1, 2021

Winter is here & so are the home problems that come with the icy weather! We have rounded up 6 easy to check items that you can follow to make sure your home stays warm, dry & comfortable. We are all spending more time in our houses than ever before so taking the time to double-check all of these items is extra essential.

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