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Do You Need Umbrella Insurance?

Oct 16 2017 One of the most certain things in life is uncertainty. Your dog could bite the neighbor’s kid. Your teen driver could hit a cyclist. A guest could fall down your stairs. A rainy morning commute on worn-out tires... more

Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

Sep 24 2017 That oh-so-covetable experience of taking a dip in your very own pool? Millions of American households enjoy it, at least when the weather’s nice. With the summer heat ratcheting up, you may be coming down with a... more

Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

Aug 18 2017 As a busy homeowner, it's easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects... more

Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Jul 7 2017 Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Summer rainstorms are a fact of life in... more

Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Jun 6 2017 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... more

Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

Dec 5 2016 It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly... more

Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Nov 7 2016 Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through... more

Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

Oct 7 2016 It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more.When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied up in... more

5 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Aug 22 2016 There’s no getting around it—being a homeowner can be difficult. Prior to buying your home, it’s likely that you lived in rental properties where all you had to worry about is patching up nail holes and leaving a... more

Even if you don’t own a home did you know you should still carry insurance for only your personal belongings?

Aug 18 2016 Many people are unsure or unfamiliar if they can carry insurance just for their personal belongings, and the answer is yes! Renters insurance is a form of homeowners insurance (HO4), which is coverage for your... more

What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Jun 6 2016 Spring has arrived, which means it's time to clean the cobwebs out of the corners, organize the closets and so forth. While you're at it, don't forget to revisit the important documents and other items you have in... more

The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

May 10 2016 A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So, which is... more

5 Questions About Renters Insurance in Florida

Apr 27 2016 If you're a renter, you may have some questions about renters insurance. Check out these 5 frequently asked questions and get the answers you need in order to make sure your possessions and your home are covered... more

6 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Homeowners Insurance

Mar 30 2016 Your home is where you will create many of your most precious memories with your family, and it deserves to be protected with the best insurance. Picking out the right home insurance policy can be a difficult... more

Sure-Fire Ways to Make Your Homeowners Insurance Rates Sky Rocket

Mar 23 2016 Sometimes, there's such a thing as too much good advice. There are so many helpful tips and strategies to save money on home insurance, it can be a little overwhelming. So instead, here are some ways to make your... more

3 Important Things to Know about Your Flood Zone and Your Insurance Costs

Dec 11 2015 If you own a home, particularly in a place like Bradenton you should know that flood insurance is extremely important regardless of whether you're "required" to carry it or not. Lower Risk, Lower Insurance Rates -... more

Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Dec 6 2015 It's not unusual, when you set out on that holiday trip, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might happen while you're away?... more

What To Do Before And After A Hurricane

Sep 18 2015 Hurricanes can be scary and stressful, but there are things you can do before and after a hurricane to make the experience as painless as possible. Here's what you should know. Before A Hurricane - Prepare your... more

How To Protect Your Home When You’re Away

Sep 1 2015 Home burglaries can result in destruction of property, loss of valuable items and lots of stress. While you can't completely control the actions of others, there are many things you can do to deter burglars. In... more

What Should You Do To Prepare For A Natural Disaster?

Jul 16 2015 There is nothing you can do to prevent a natural disaster, but there are many things you can do to prepare for one. Being prepared will help you keep your family safe and minimize damage during an emergency. Here'... more

Renters vs. Homeowners Insurance: What’s the Difference

Jun 15 2015 Where are your most important belongings? For most people, the answer to this question is that they are located inside their home. From that state-of-the-art blender you got at your wedding, to the closet packed... more

How to Babyproof Your House

May 27 2015 Expecting parents have many things to consider as they prepare for a baby. One of the most important tasks to complete is babyproofing your home. While this task may seem daunting at first, especially for first-... more

Insurance Coverage: Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value

May 19 2015 Differences - Replacement Cost (RC) is the replacement of something old with something new (new for old). For example, if you purchased an appliance five years ago for $6,000, and it cost the same to replace it... more

Renting Out Your House? Which Insurance Policy Do You Need?

Apr 16 2015 Renting out your home can be a great way to earn extra income, but it comes with extra risks. Make sure you are protected with the right insurance policy-in most cases, your homeowners insurance won't be enough.... more

Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in Florida

Apr 7 2015 Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Bradenton, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time for reorganizing and... more

Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

Nov 21 2014 The holidays can be a great time to get out of town to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you spend your time away, you need to ensure your house stays safe... more

How to Create a Fire Escape Plan for Your Family

Oct 1 2014 At school and in the work place, a fire escape plan is a must, but in the home, we often forget the importance of having a plan in the case of a fire. Keeping your family safe in a fire requires a clear plan so... more

Insurance 101: Home Insurance

Sep 26 2014 There is a huge variety of insurance options available to cover every family and every lifestyle, but before you can worry about mastering unusual insurance policies, it is important to understand the basics. One... more

Keep Water from Going Where it Shouldn't

Aug 9 2014 One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home. At Bradenton Insurance, we know you want to protect what's important. That's why we're offering these... more

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