If your pet will be left inside your home alone when it's too cold to be outside, then be sure to "pet-proof" your home ahead of time. In particular, be sure that your pet will not be able to turn on the tap in the sink which can lead to flooding or damage an electrical cord which might put your home at risk for fire while you're away. You’ll want to be sure that your homeowners insurance policy offers you the best coverage for your circumstances. Spend some time inspecting your home to be sure that it is pet ready, well before you have the need to ever file a homeowners insurance claim. Speak with your insurance agent for advice and to discuss your coverage options.
Feel free to contact any of our very capable and experienced agents at Ewing, Hines & Associates in Kensington, MD to discuss any home insurance-related questions. We can help you review your current insurance policy and explore your options to be sure you have the best coverage and protection according to meet your own needs.
Before long temperatures will likely fall into the single digits and snow could bring our daily routine to a standstill here in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. It’s not only unwise but unsafe to be unprepared for weather problems this winter. Be a smart driver -- brush up on these common sense rules for safe winter driving.
One more essential: Keep a Winter Driving Kit in your vehicle and stock it with: a bag of sand, salt or kitty litter, ice scraper, paper towels, shovel, snow brush, warning flares, window-washing fluid, a flash light, booster cables, a blanket, gloves and a cellular phone. You’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re prepared for an emergency.
The key to safe winter driving is to plan ahead, know your vehicle and adapt to the weather and road conditions.