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What to Do Before a Blizzard

By Auto Insurance, damage, Freeze, home, Home Insurance, home safety, Homeowners, Personal Insurance, Seasonal Tips, Winter

Severe winter weather can catch us off guard. Even adults sometimes hope for a snow day… but odds are we’re not getting one. In many cases, you still have to brave the cold, clean off your car and get to work. When the forecast calls for heavy snow, it helps to think ahead. Follow this checklist of ways to prepare…

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Here’s What Road Salt Does to Your Car

By Auto Insurance, car insurance, Freeze, Seasonal Tips, Winter

When winter arrives, so do difficult driving conditions like whiteouts and black ice. Road salt helps melt ice, which definitely makes the roads safer. However, there are some definite downsides when it comes to your car. Read on to learn exactly how road salt works—and what road salt does to your car. HOW DOES ROAD SALT WORK? Salt—or in scientific terms, sodium chloride…

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Buildings in Winter

By Business Insurance, Freeze

Winter brings the threat of freezing temperatures and harsh conditions to much of the U.S. Some places are well beyond the threat; it’s going to freeze—there’s no way around it. Such conditions pose unique hazards to commercial building owners. Following is some information on common winter threats and how they are addressed by commercial property insurance. FREEZING/BURSTING PIPES One of…

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