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Winter Weather

Protect your Boat with Insurance and Winterization

Now that summer’s over and the weather is cooling down, it’s time to think about pulling your boat out and putting it away until next year. As you prepare your boat for the winter, take the time to make sure it still has the right insurance protection.

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How Efficiently (or Inefficiently) Do You Use Your Heat?

Many homeowners see their energy bills each winter and think, “How can I be spending this much when the house isn’t even that warm?” To get an answer to that question, you should start with some other questions that will help determine just how efficiently youre heating

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Weathering Tough Roads

Millions of Americans will do some traveling this holiday season – the majority of it by car. Of course, winter weather creates a unique set of challenges on the roadways. Though St. Louis doesn’t get much snow or winter weather, many of our friends to the north

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Four Ways to Help Pets During Severe Weather

You’ve got an emergency plan for your family in case extreme weather or a natural disaster forces you to live without power, or worse, evacuate your home. (If not, learn how to create one at Ready.gov/make-a-plan.) But, what about planning for your pets? They’re likely to be

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Emergency Contact Cards Can Help During a Crisis

Here is a handy card we received from one of our vendors. Complete and put in your wallet or glove box. You may want to load the information into your cell phone, as well. Remember, though, cell phones may not work in a catastrophe, so having a

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Should You Wash Your Car in Winter?

When cold weather brings your community snow and ice, the winter wonderland quickly becomes slushy and dirty. How often should you wash your car in winter, if at all, and under what conditions? The short answer is: When it is dirty. Most communities will spray a salt

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Fireplace Safety Tips

Few features of a home or condominium are as welcome on a cold day as a fireplace. The mesmerizing flames and cheerful warmth make fireplaces a popular feature. Fireplaces also present some unique hazards. Here are a few tips can help keep your family and property safe.

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Prevent Roof Leaks By Preventing Ice Dams

The icicles that hang from the edge of your roof may be pretty, but they could also be an indication of a serious problem with the roof of your building. Ice dams form at or near the edge of roof decks when melting snow and ice collect

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WARNING! Prevent Freezing Pipes During Dropping Temperatures!

Just because your pipes made it through previous St. Louis winters does not mean they will withstand the upcoming dropping temperatures. We never know why one winter’s degree of cold penetrates the pipe’s insulation, or lack thereof, resulting in the freezing and bursting of the pipe. If

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Is Ice Melt Safe for Pets?

With any winter storm, homeowners and condo owners have to deal with snow and ice on parking lots, driveways and sidewalks. For most homeowners and condo associations, chemical ice melt is used to keep sidewalks clear. Many residents in our communities have pets. Is the ice melt

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