In many areas, flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster—and it can happen here. Just one inch of water in your home or office can cost thousands of dollars in cleanup and replacement costs, including drywall, baseboards, floor coverings and furniture. You may think you’re covered, but many homeowners’ insurance policies do […]
The growing strength of this year’s El Niño brings the promise of a wet winter. Amidst the excitement for much needed rain however, is the fear of the damage a good storm can cause. Our extended drought has made preparation even more necessary. Preparing your home for heavy rain now will save you time and […]
As boys and girls throughout your community get ready to head back to class, it’s important to ensure they have a safe school year. Here are some tips on how your family can be proactive and avoid potentially harmful situations:
• Obey the speed limit signs posted in your community.
• Keep your eyes on the […]
As we finally settle in to a consistent cold weather pattern and soak in the first few storms of the season, it’s time to prepare your home for the winter. While we may not get the extreme temperatures or the snow that other areas have this time of the year, it is still necessary […]
Mail theft is a serious problem in the United States, and many cases have been reported here in San Jose. Luckily, there are simple things you can do to help protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Mailboxes are a quick and easy target for thieves, especially non-locking boxes. Unlike locked mailboxes that require time and […]
Napa’s recent 6.1 earthquake has left many Bay Area homeowners wondering if their homes are properly protected in the event of another big quake.
Does the HOA’s earthquake insurance cover my home?
A common misconception among homeowner’s association members is that the HOA’s earthquake insurance policy includes all of the coverage they need. While most master […]
We’ve heard over and over about the California drought and the need to cut our water use. The lack of rainfall in California over not only the past year, but over the past few years has made for a very high wildfire risk. Yet how often have we been reminded of the ways to […]