Halloween: Tips to make your celebration a treat

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As you and your family bring out the Halloween decorations and prepare for parties and trick-or-treaters, take time to evaluate the liability exposures associated with having guests on your property.

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Not on the coast? Tropical storms may still threaten

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Coastal dwellers remain on alert during hurricane season, but inland residents can be caught off-guard after a hurricane or tropical storm makes landfall. While the storm may diminish in strength, the potential remains for severe damage from winds and heavy rain. When you know a storm is coming, take steps to minimize damage and speed recovery.

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Keeping up with the seasons: Time for fall tasks

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We’re less than four weeks from the start of fall: time to start thinking about some annual tasks if you live in a part of the country with seasonal temperature changes. Our bloggers have you covered. Here are some posts from the past that can help you through the change of seasons.

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Don’t underestimate the risks of pressure washers

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Pressure washers are a quick way to clean the dirt and grime from siding, driveways, decks, patios, lawn furniture and other items. But while results may look great, users should beware: Pressure washers are deceptively dangerous.

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Don’t underestimate the risks of pressure washers

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pressure-washer

Pressure washers are a quick way to clean the dirt and grime from siding, driveways, decks, patios, lawn furniture and other items. But while results may look great, users should beware: Pressure washers are deceptively dangerous.

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Outdoor gatherings: Making memories, not regrets

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Block parties, wedding receptions, graduation celebrations, family reunions: These are just some of the events that are fun to take outdoors. But when you’re the host, your concerns need to extend beyond hoping for cooperative weather and stocking snacks.

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Hail guard: Protecting your business equipment

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Most areas of the country experience hailstorms that can cause significant damage to rooftop equipment, severely disrupting your business and costing you time, money or even customers. You can take a few steps to help keep your business running smoothly and avoid down time by protecting the equipment that keeps your customers and employees comfortable.

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If a tree falls, who’s responsible?

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Fallen trees and branches are a significant cause of damage and power loss after a thunderstorm rolls through. But if a neighbor’s tree falls on your property and causes damage, who is responsible?

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Keeping it chill – The lowdown on home wine cellars

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In a previous article, I discussed the importance of proper wine storage: temperature control (cool and consistent), humidity control, protection from direct sunlight and protection from vibration. Unless you store your wine in a deep cellar, these conditions will not occur naturally. They can, however, be obtained through construction.

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