Keep mold out of your home with these tips

Did you know that September is National Mold Awareness Month? As rain sweeps through New Hampshire, homeowners should know the fall season creates the ideal environment for mold to grow. To help homeowners protect their family from hazardous spores and prevent costly repairs down the line, the Insurance Center would like to share some tips that will help keep your home mold-free. “Many people may not realize that mold can cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems for family members. I...
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College-Bound Teens Need Protection More Than Ever

Here are some tips to help them deter thefts After years of preparing teenagers for college, parents across New Hampshire have finally reached the hardest part: saying goodbye. As you help your college-bound daughter or son move into their new dorm in the coming weeks, parents who are caught up in a whirlwind of emotions may forget to pass along important precautions. Before saying farewell to your young entrepreneur, trend-setter, or future astronaut, the Insurance Center would like to aler...
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Tragedies Can Strike When You Least Expect It

Here are the most common life insurance policies Whether you are planning to take a splash in the crystal-clear waters of Belize or are looking to enjoy the Spanish-inspired colonial architecture of Mexico City, New Hampshire residents are spending their last weeks of summer traversing tourist destinations far and wide. While no one expects a life-threatening accident to occur when they are on a vacation, the Insurance Center urges families to consider buying life insurance because tragedy can...
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Defensive Driving Can Help Prevent Bike-Related Accidents

Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles In an era where the public is more conscious of healthy life choices, more people have changed their mode of transportation to get to work and run errands. In fact, the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau found there was a 60 percent increase in the number of bicyclists over the course of the last decade. As temperatures begin to warm and more Granite State residents bring out bikes this summer, the Insurance Center...
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Essential Tips to Keep Fire Pits Burning Safely

Here are some tips to prevent fire pits from becoming a hazard Few family activities can create the same bonding experience as gathering around a fire. Every year, thousands of New Hampshire families cozy up next to fire pits to share stories, reminisce about the past, and discuss hopes for the future. As we head into the middle of summer, the Insurance Center would like to share tips to help homeowners avoid a fire-related incident and enjoy a memorable evening with family and friends. “Fir...
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For a safe summertime road trip, staying alert is essential

As families begin embarking on summer road trips through America’s winding roads, Granite State residents can take extra precautions to make sure their trip goes smoothly. Whether you are traveling to the beach, lakes or mountains, The Insurance Center would like to share some safety tips to help you on your next expedition. “While it may appear easy to do, taking the wheel of a long trip can be especially tough on individuals who have never experienced cross country road trips,” said Robert ...
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10 Tips to Secure Your Home Before Going on Vacation

Give your neighbors the Insurance Center Contact Card so we can help protect your home while you’re away. Summertime in New Hampshire is finally here. For many homeowners, this means it is time for vacation. However, forgetting to secure your home when you leave may have bigger consequences than forgetting your toothbrush. Follow these 10 tips to make sure your home is protected before you hit the road so you and your family can enjoy a worry-free getaway. We’re here to help. Ask a trust...
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Telltale Signs Your Roof Needs to be Fixed or Replaced

Unless the ceiling has water stains, many homeowners do not prioritize fixing the roof. The underlying reason for neglecting needed repairs is usually because of anticipated costs or homeowners not recognizing the warning signs, according to roofing specialists. While the average cost of replacing an asphalt shingle roof can be expensive, homeowners should know that maintaining their roof can be a fraction of that cost and can help extend the life of older roofs. In order to help homeowners dete...
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Protecting Yourself in the Home Sharing Economy

Anyone who has stayed in one of New Hampshire’s rustic cabins for a night will tell you that home sharing is not a new phenomenon. People have been earning income by ‘sharing’ their home or a part of it for decades. One aspect that is new to the home sharing economy has been the rising popularity of companies such as Airbnb, FlipKey, and HomeAway, which have made it easier than ever for landlords to find short-term renters. Before you list your home on one of these popular platforms, the Insuran...
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Five ways to keep your home dry this Spring

A rainy season could cause basement flooding Just when New Hampshire homeowners thought they could rest from the tumultuous weather patterns of winter, the month of April can bring enough rainfall and melting snow to flood their basement. To help families prevent or minimize flood damage, the Insurance Center has suggestions that can help homeowners beat a rainier than expected season. Insurance Center President Robert J. Sammon said, “Floods in the basement can pose a significant health r...
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