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Should I Notify My Insurance Company About a New Puppy?

Having a new puppy join your household can change your life. The snuggles and kisses make getting up in the middle of the night for potty breaks worth it, but in the whirlwind of change, it’s easy to forget some...

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How to Choose the Right Smart Security Camera

A security camera can help protect your property against intruders or provide evidence in the event of a break-in. But with all the technology available today, it can be tough to figure out which smart security camera...

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Things to Know When Shopping for Home and Auto Insurance

If you’re looking around for home or auto insurance, you may find the process confusing, especially if you’re new to buying coverage and aren’t familiar with the terminology. Here are five essential things you should...

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Grill Safely With These Outdoor Cooking Tips

Grilling food is a fun pastime, and it’s ideal on those summer days when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. But every year, there are accidents and home fires because people don’t grill safely. Follow these tips to...

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Simple Household Pest Control Methods

No one likes the thought of having pests in their home, whether they be rodents, cockroaches, ants, or any other common household pests. If pest activity is common in your area, it is important to take steps to prevent...

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Avoiding Water Issues in Your Home

Water damage is one of the worst problems that homeowners can run into. Not only can it be incredibly expensive to repair, depending on the extent of the damage, but it can also create the potential for mold and mildew...

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Commonly Overlooked Spring Cleaning Tasks

Spring is a common time for people to take on all of the cleaning tasks that they put off during the winter. With the weather getting warmer, it's the perfect time to tackle jobs both inside and outside your home. While...

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Upgrading Your Windows - How to Choose What's Best for Your House

You may not give the windows on your home much thought, but they can actually make a big difference not just in your comfort level, but also in the value of your home. You'll have a wide range of options to choose from,...

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Tips for Saving Money on Heating and Cooling Your Home

If you're like most people, you like to keep your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. However, running your heater or air conditioner constantly uses a lot of energy, and your electric and gas bills...

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How to Evaluate and Choose Energy-Efficient Appliances

Today's modern appliances are much more energy-efficient than their predecessors, and some are even better than the rest. When shopping for appliances, you'll likely be overwhelmed by choice, so it is important to know...

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How to Choose Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are essential for any home, so you should ensure that your house is equipped with them. You should have detectors in the main living areas on each floor, including in every bedroom...

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How to Make a Fire Safety Plan

No one likes to think about the possibility of a fire in their home, but this is one situation where it definitely pays to be prepared. This is especially true if you have children or pets in your home. Read on to learn...

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How to Decide If Solar Panels Are Right for Your Home

Solar panels can provide clean electricity for your home, helping you to save money on energy costs while also doing your part to help the environment. However, not all homes are suited to solar energy. Here's what you...

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Benefits of Using a Dash Cam

More and more people these days are choosing to add dash cams to their vehicles, and for good reason. These small cameras can be highly useful to you, especially in the event that you get a traffic ticket or are...

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Swimming Safety: 10 Tips for Summer

Summer is here and people are flocking to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

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Inexpensive Fixes for a Safer Home

Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can...

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Why a basic Homeowners policy isn’t always enough

Sometimes a basic homeowners policy just isn’t enough. So as your career advances and your income increases, it’s important to keep your insurance protection up to date. This helps you avoid expensive gaps in coverage...

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10 Tips to Help Prevent Identity Theft

Shopping online. Visiting the doctor. Buying gas. In nearly all of the things we do from day to day, there’s the risk of identity theft. You could unknowingly give your information to a fraudster thinking you’re...

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Own a home? Here are two policy options you should know about

If you have a homeowners policy, you probably expect it to cover all the costs of rebuilding your house in case it’s damaged or destroyed by a covered hazard. But are you certain you have enough coverage? Read about two...

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Using Your Snow Blower Safely!!!!

As we look outside today, almost 24 inches plus of snow is expected to descend in the Lehigh Valley over the next 24 hours. Thanks to Travelers Insurance here are some tips for safety before, during and after a winter...

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How to Stay Safe while Grilling

Summertime barbecues are quickly approaching with the 4th of July on the horizon. To help keep your holiday weekend accident free, here are some tips on prioritizing your safety and making sure nothing goes wrong while...

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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Here's a summer home checklist from Home Service Reports (courtesy of Foremost Insurance Group) to make sure your home is up to par during these upcoming summer months. Change or clean HVAC air filters.Have septic tank...

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Fire Works Safety

With the 4th of July just around the corner, Mearhoff Insurance Agency would like to remind everyone about the dangers of fireworks and some safety tips.1. First, always follow and obey local laws regarding the use of...

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Home Safety Tips

Monthly Inspections and Cleaning - Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms by pressing the test buttons if necessary replace batteries. Inspect hot-water heater. Check for rust stains or water on or around the...

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Reminder of How to Handle the Load of Ice & Snow on Roofs

Know Your Roof *To reduce the risk of roof collapse, know your roof’s design capacity. *The roof’s design may be compromised by building use and condition. *Be alert to lower buildings or roof top equipment that can...

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Freeze Advisory Follow Up

As we all know, the coming week is going to bring yet another blast of cold air. Temperatures will remain below freezing through the end of January. Unfortunately, along with bitter temperatures, this weather also...

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Minimize Winter Losses to Your Business

Every year businesses are hit with the harsh reality of winter and worry of heavy snowfall, icy driveways and power outages from the region's inevitable nor'easters, snow storms and potenially blizzards. While we cannot...

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2013 Motorcycle Tips

Motorcycle riders in most parts of the country are accustomed to putting their bikes into winter storage. But with this year's winter, even those in the South and West have had significant idle time. Before your...

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Motorcycle Insurance: Ride More, Worry Less.

Lowering the Cost of Motorcycle Insurance in Pennsylvania - Simple steps can lead to savings in your pocket. Spending less money is much easier than perfecting your tight turns at high speeds on a gravel road. Take a...

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Summer Means More Teens in the Workplace

Business news often reports that it's difficult for teenagers to find work here in Pennsylvania but nonetheless, as summer approaches thousands of teenagers will enter the workforce, many for the first time. This is an...

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