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Archive: August 2015

Tips for making a home inventory

As a homeowner or renter, a home inventory is one of the most important lists you can make. The Insurance Journal estimates less than 40 percent of households keep a detailed inventory of their belongings.

 A home inventory can help you determine if you have purchased enough coverage for your contents. Having a detailed inventory of your contents may even expedite the claims process.  Edison Insurance Company highly recommends all homeowners and renters take the time to compile a detailed list of their belongings and their estimated value. Consider these tips for conducting your own home inventory.
 
  • Use your smartphone to take pictures or video of your belongings or simply write it down.
 
  • Include contents found in your attic, closets, and other storage areas where important items may be stored in boxes.
 
  • Update your home inventory annually.
 
  • Keep more than one copy of your inventory in a secure location. It is suggested to send the inventory list to yourself via email to make it accessible from another location just in case you are unable to get back into your home after a storm.

To learn more home inventory tips, click here.

Thank you for visiting our blog. Hopefully, you came away with some great home insurance and safety tips. Edison Insurance Company’s mission is to provide quality coverage at competitive rates while providing exceptional service.  For more information, or to get a quote, please call (866) 568-8922. 

NOAA Updates Their 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

An updated outlook on the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been released by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This update calls for a 90 percent chance of a below-normal hurricane season, a change from the May prediction where the likelihood of a below-normal season was at 70 percent. NOAA’s update also lowered the overall expected storm activity for the season. NOAA’s updated outlook also includes a 70 percent chance of 6-10 named storms, of which 1-4 may become hurricanes, and 0-1 becoming a major hurricane.
Although these new predictions call for below-normal storm activity, we never know when a hurricane will set its “eye” on Florida. Lead seasonal hurricane forecaster with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, Gerry Bell reminds, “tropical storms and hurricanes can and do strike the United States, even in below-normal seasons” and “people along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts should remain prepared and vigilant.” It only takes one storm to cause chaos.
 
The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1st, and runs through November 30th.  For hurricane preparations tips, visit the “tips and tools” section on our website. 


Edison Insurance Company is the bright new light shining in Florida’s homeowners insurance market. We have taken the complexity out of insurance and put you in control of customizing a policy to best meet your needs. To learn more about Edison, or to receive a personalized quote, call (866) 568-8922, or visit our website.
 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention During Power Outages


As we move into the prime months for tropical storms and hurricanes, it is important to consider the potential dangers of power outages caused by these storms.  According to the National Weather Service, carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the leading causes of death in areas affected by power outages after storms. Using alternative sources of power during an outage could cause carbon monoxide to build up in your home, and potentially poison those inside.

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas with the potential to kill or seriously harm without warning. Although hundreds of deaths in the U.S. occur from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning each year, they are preventable. 

 When using a generator as an alternate source of power during an outage, keep the following tips from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in mind.
 
  • Never use a generator inside your home or garage. Use your generator outside and at least 20 feet away from your home.
 
  • If you have not done so already, install a battery- operated carbon monoxide detector near sleeping areas in your home.
 
  • Check your detectors every six months to make sure they are working properly.

Common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include dizziness, nausea, headache and confusion. If you believe you may be experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning, seek immediate medical attention and get some fresh air.  



Keeping your family and home safe and protected is Edison Insurance Company’s number one priority. We have taken a bright and innovative approach to homeowners insurance with coverages options allowing you to customize a policy to best fit your needs. To learn more about Edison Insurance Company, or to get a personalized quote, call us at (866) 568-8922. 

 

Protect Your Home While On Summer Vacation


 
Your bags are packed, your trip is planned, and you are ready to take your hard-earned summer vacation. Many people take advantage of the warm summer months and school being out to take their vacations, making the summer months peak season for home invasions. Before you depart, follow these helpful tips so you can enjoy a worry- free vacation.
 
  • Lock up: Take a few moments to set your alarm and double check all doors and windows of your home are shut and locked before you depart.
 
  • Stimulate occupancy: Set lights on a timer both inside and outside your home to make it appear like someone is home.
 
  • Trust your neighbor or friend:  Nothing screams “I am out of town” more than mail piling up in your mailbox. Have a trusted neighbor or friend keep an eye on your home, and collect your mail while you are away.  You may also visit your local post office and stop your mail from being delivered while you are away.
 
  • Avoid posting on social media:  Wait to post your amazing vacation photos until you return home.

Have a wonderful summer, enjoy your vacation, and in case the unfortunate occurs, you can be sure Edison Insurance Company has you covered.
 
Allow Edison Insurance Company to shine our light on you and your family by insuring your home, condominium, and precious belongings. Should the unexpected occur, you will be our main focus while we restore your home. To learn more about Edison Insurance Company, please give us a call for a home insurance quote at 866-568-8922 or visit our website