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I came across this great article from Travelers insurance regarding how to prevent water damage.  Take a few minutes to learn about how to protect your Long Island Homeowners Insurance policy from a big claim. Stay one step ahead when it comes to water damage to your home READ MORE >>

Long-term Tips for Preventing Ice Dams: Insulate your attic. Make sure your attic is well insulated to help prevent the melting-and-freezing cycle that causes ice dams to form. Check and seal places where warm air could leak from your house to the attic, including vent pipes, exhaust fans, chimneys, attic hatches and light fixtures. READ MORE >>

Here is the next part in our ice dam series and how it can affect your Long Island Homeowners Insurance How Do You Know if You Have an Ice Dam? Look carefully at the icicles around the exterior of your house. If they are confined to the gutters and there is no water trapped behind them, then an ice dam has likely not formed. READ MORE >>

How to Help Prevent an Ice Dam from Forming: Remove snow from your roof after every storm. To begin with, use a roof rake to clear snow from the edge of your roof upwards of three to four feet immediately after each storm. In addition to helping prevent an ice dam from forming, this will lessen the stress on your home’s roof. READ MORE >>

How to Remove an Ice Dam: Melt the ice dam. Fill a nylon stocking with calcium chloride ice melt, and place it vertically across the ice dam so that it melts a channel through the dam. If you try this, make sure you can safely position the ice melt on your roof, and make sure to use calcium chloride, not rock salt. READ MORE >>

Not sure exactly what an ice dam on your roof is?  The following graphic is a great example.Stay tuned for more information on dealing with ice dams on your Long Island Home so you can prevent an insurance claim for internal water damage. READ MORE >>

If you go on vacation during the cold winter months, turn the water off to your house.  Find the main shut off valve that will be either in your basement or the first floor of your home if you don't have a basement. READ MORE >>

When the weather remains cold for an extended period of time, keep your faucets at a slow drip in order to keep the water moving.  This will help prevent your pipes from freezing.Stay warm!! READ MORE >>

As Long Island Homeowners get ready for Valentine's Day this weekend, single digit temperatures and wind chills below zero are setting in.  Don't forget to protect your pet from the cold temperatures. Keep your cat indoors during these frigid temperatures. Keep your dog on their leash when on ice or snow. READ MORE >>

The latest statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau show New York ranked 242nd on the list of hot spots for stolen vehicles.  Although the total number of vehicles is high, the rate per registered vehicle is very low.  California did not fare so well. READ MORE >>

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