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Florida Hurricane Prep 101

Chances are, all Florida homeowners have or will experience a hurricane, and the best way to keep you and your family safe is by preparing for the worst. If you’re not sure where and when to start preparations, read our Florida hurricane prep tips, giving you the 101 on all you should know.

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Understand the Edison Claim Process, FAQs

We want to make sure our policyholders understand the claim process, should they need to make a claim. To keep our family of policyholders informed of what to expect, read our list of some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the claims process.

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The Hunt for Hidden Home Hazards

There are home hazards many homeowners can easily avoid, but do you know which common hazards may be hidden in your home? Instead of hunting for eggs this April, homeowners should hunt for some of the hidden home hazards listed in this post.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Florida Home

Whether you’re ready to spend your summer days relaxing at home, or packing up your Florida home and heading back north, these spring cleaning tips are helpful for all Florida homeowners.

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Florida Landscaping Tips to Prevent Flooding

Learn how you can prevent flooding in your Florida home with these landscaping tips.

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Household Poison Prevention Tips

Know how to properly use household chemical products and prevent poisonings with these tips.  

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Tips for Homeowners When Filing Taxes

Tips for Homeowners When Filing Taxes - Homeowners looking for tax deductibles can follow some of our tips to help benefit them when filing this year.  

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Spending Valentine’s Day at Home

Here’s ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day enjoying quality time in your South Florida home with your family or significant other.

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Fireworks Safety Tips

  (Updated September, 2021) Holidays like New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July are enjoyed by many-especially when there are fireworks displays involved.  With the pandemic putting a damper on these events the last couple of years, we are all looking forward to the new year and a return to normalcy by gathering and enjoying firework displays at home with family.  However, fireworks can be dangerous.  If you live in a state where fireworks are legal for use, it is important to follow the proper safety precautions for your well-being and the safety of everyone around you. In preparation for holiday celebrations, here are 10 fireworks safety tips to remember.   Always place fireworks on a hard, level, fireplace surface. Shoot fireworks off in a wide, open area, away from flammable materials. Designate a responsible adult to set off fireworks. Keep everyone at a minimum of 200 feet away from the fireworks once you are ready to set them off. Refrain fr ...
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3 Things To Do While Taking Down Holiday Decorations

At the end of the holiday season, taking down light displays and outdoor decorations is simply not as fun as putting them up. As you lug out the ladder to take down your exterior decorations, we suggest taking the opportunity to do some important home maintenance.

First and foremost, make sure to practice ladder safety to prevent accidents from happening. Your ladder should be on an even surface, and someone should be holding it for you. Always keep both feet on the ladder and don’t step on the top rung unless it was designed for that purpose.

Now since you’re on your ladder safely, here’s three things to do in addition to taking down your holiday decoration.

1. Clean gutters

Scoop out any buildup with gloved hands or a small shovel (they make special tools for this purpose, but a kid’s sand shovel should work fine). You may want to place a tarp underneath the work area to catch the debris you scoop out. Once you remove all the built-up debris, give the gutters a rinse with a hose and flush out anything left behind.

 

2. Trim Trees

While you’re up on the ladder look around to see if any there’s any trees or vines encroaching or touching your house. If so, take this opportunity to trim your tree. Use a pair of loppers to cut off vines and small branches. For bigger branches you may need to hire a professional.

 

3. Check roof for damage

Depending on what type of roof you have damage could show up in several surprising ways. If you have an asphalt-shingled roof look for loose, broken, or cracked shingles along with any bubbling. For a tile roof, look for chipped tiles or any separation between tiles. A metal roof is easiest to spot damage on, look out for dents or signs of rusting. It’s important to keep in mind the age of your roof as each material has an expected lifespan.

 

Should you spot signs of wear and tear damage while on the ladder surveying your roof, make repairs as soon as possible.

It is important to note like tires on a car, wear and tear damage is not covered in your homeowner’s policy and is considered homeowners maintenance. When hiring a roofer to make repairs, make certain they are licensed and insured and obtain references from their prior clients.  Additionally, never pay a contract/roofer in-full until they have completed the work and any job inspections have been passed by the county.

 

Keeping your family and home safe and protected is Edison Home Insurance Company’s number one priority. Ask your agent how they can help make sure you have the proper coverage or call us at 866-568-8922.