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Homeowners

Protecting Your Christmas Gifts

December 23, 2015

Holiday shopping can be somewhat frenetic. We all have so much to do and so little time to get it all done. Here’s a little peace of mind for you holiday shoppers regarding the protection of the gifts you buy. Generally, your Christmas gift purchases are covered the minute you purchase them by your Homeowners, […]

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Electrical Outlet Safety

February 18, 2011

Electrical receptacle outlets in walls and floors may present shock and electrical fire hazards to consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 3,900 injuries associated with electrical receptacle outlets are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year. Approximately a third of these injuries occur when young children insert metal objects, such as hair […]

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How To Clean Granite Countertops

January 24, 2011

To keep your granite countertops clean, use a microfiber cloth to dust off countertop surfaces. Wipe down the granite countertops daily and as needed using water. Once a week wipe down with a damp cloth and a stone cleaner formulated with a neutral pH. Never use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners. They can scratch, pit, […]

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How to Inspect Your Roof

November 29, 2010

With the coming of the “rain season” here in San Diego, now might be a good time to take a look at your roof. Here’s a few tips on what to look for and I’ve included a video at the end to give you a visual for some of these. What To Look For Just […]

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Higher Deductible Philosophy

October 5, 2010

Adopting an overall higher deductible philosophy can save you tons of money over the years. Spell that $M$O$N$E$Y$ in your pocket! Let me show you how it works.

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Do You Have a Will?

September 22, 2010

According to Financial Planning Magazine, March 2010, nearly two-thirds of Americans don’t have a will. When that occurs, the person dies in a condition that’s called intestate — dying without a valid will.  This leaves it up to a judge and the laws of the state to determine the distribution of their assets and belongings. […]

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How to Replace Washing Machine Hoses

August 24, 2010

Here’s a quick and easy way to dramatically reduce the possibility of a water loss in your home. Takes only about 5 minutes and $20. Makes for a great little Saturday morning project! Share on FacebookSincerely,   For a Quote, Go to DennisVolz.com   Dennis Volz Insurance Agency 10791 Jamacha Bl, Suite 1, Spring Valley, […]

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How to Change Your Water Supply Line

August 23, 2010

One of the important steps to preventing water damage in your home is to regularly inspect all the angle stops in your home.  And when necessary, replace them. Here’s a great video on how to change out a water supply valve. These are the shut-off valves located either behind your toilet or under your sink […]

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The Facts About Power Surges and How To Prevent Them

August 18, 2010

What Are Power (Voltage) Surges? A power surge is one form of electrical power disturbance. There are four main types of power disturbances: Voltage dips (also called “sags” or “brownouts”) Electromagnetic interference Radio frequency interference Power surges (also referred to as “voltage surges” or “transient voltages”) Power surges are generally considered to be the most […]

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Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

August 18, 2010

Water Damage How to protect your home The first signs of water damage might seem trivial. But warnings like water stains on the ceilings or a leak under the kitchen sink can lead to real problems, like a weakened roof or rotten floorboards. A burst pipe can even damage your furniture and other personal possessions. […]

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