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Don’t Be a Victim of Frozen Pipes

Don’t Be a Victim of Frozen Pipes

A frozen winter wonderland can turn ugly when water pipes freeze and burst. But you can take steps to avoid frozen pipes. How to prevent trouble 1  Before cold weather hits, drain your swimming pool and sprinklers. Remove outdoor hoses, turn off the water supply...

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10 Tips to Improve Construction Site Security

10 Tips to Improve Construction Site Security

By Troy Dohmeyer Equipment and material theft is a major source of loss for contractors. While insurance may offset some of the financial costs, many uninsured costs – deductibles, replacing depreciated items with new equipment, production delays, paperwork and time...

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Insuring a High-Valued Home

Insuring a High-Valued Home

The average home in Franklin county is worth $155,000. Most insurance agencies are used to insuring the "average" home. If your home is significantly above "average" your insurance agent might not be used to dealing with the issues facing someone who owns a home worth...

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Home Health Care Booming

Home Health Care Booming

According to this ABC News Article, the home health care industry is booming and growing much faster than the economy as a whole. By 2020, the ranks of home health and personal care aides will have swelled by more than 1.3 million—a 70 percent increase from 2010,...

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Craft Brewing Gaining in Popularity

Craft Brewing Gaining in Popularity

According to the Craft Brewing Association, the volume of craft brews increased 18% in 2013. Over the last 10 years it has averaged better than 10% a year. Craft breweries present difficult challenges to insure properly. Liquor liability for one, but other things you...

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Preparing your car for college

Preparing your car for college

Having a car at college can give a student the freedom to come and go from work or to explore surrounding areas without depending on others. But having a car can also mean greater responsibility. Here are some common driving situations that you and your college...

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