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Home Owner’s Insurance Discounts

With the cost of Home insurance premiums going up, it is important to look for all the discounts that are available. One discount that can be quite significant is the “Wind Loss Mitigation Discount”. In 2007, the State of South Carolina passed an act that requires insurance companies to provide discounts to homeowners, whose homes […]

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Candle Safety Tips

There’s a special beauty and tranquility to candles, but a lighted candle is also an open flame, and a potential fire hazard if not carefully monitored. In fact, according to the National Candle Association, accidental candle fires account for approximately 4 percent of all U.S. residential fires. A recent study by the U.S. Consumer Product […]

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National Fire Prevention Week October 9-15, 2011

In conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 9-15, 2011), Allstate is trying to get the word about fire safety tips so that consumers need to make sure they are prepared in case a fire breaks out. “Fire safety is an important issue for everybody to think about,” says Allstate spokesperson John Heid. “By following […]

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Back To School

Students heading back to school should guard their backpacks, athletic bags and instrument cases carefully. Allstate Insurance Company property claim specialists have identified the top five things most commonly stolen from high school and college students. The list includes high dollar, easy to grab items that are hard to recover. • The top items stolen […]

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Renters Insurance For College Student

As millions of students pack bags, crates and trunks with their most valuable possessions and head to colleges and universities this fall, many probably aren’t thinking about what might happen after they arrive. With a full load of classes, exams and social events on their minds, students may not give much thought about protecting their […]

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Home Inventory Can Help Homeowners Prepare For Hurricanes and Summer Storms

The damage caused by hurricanes and strong summer storms can be devastating, leaving people without homes or dealing with major repairs. While we can’t predict whether or not our homes will be affected by hurricanes, tornadoes, heavy winds, hail, or strong thunderstorms, homeowners and renters can make sure their property and belongings are properly protected. […]

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Local Home Inspectors Help South Carolina Homeowners Obtain Sizable Insurance Discounts through State Law

In 2007 a law was passed by the South Carolina legislature – a law that was created to help South Carolina homeowners protect their homes from wind and hurricane damage. Three years later, many South Carolina homeowners still are not aware of the possible savings they could receive with a simple, specialized home inspection. Sizable […]

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The 2011 Hurricane Season Starts Today

Hurricane preparation plans should not be crafted when hurricanes are threatening your community – that’s the time to execute your plan. Allstate has years of experience helping customers and their families protect themselves every step of the way. We believe preparing in advance of a storm gives homeowners the best chance to minimize risk and […]

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The Actual Cost of Flood Damage

If you experience damages due to flooding you may have to come up with serious cash. According to FloodSmart, homeowners who encounter one to four inches of flood damage may have to pay approximately $15,150 out of their own pocket to clean up after the waters subside. That $15,150 could pay for replacing items like: […]

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Carbon Monoxide Kills

Carbon monoxide kills hundreds and sickens thousands of Americans every year. The poisonous gas cannot be smelled, which is why many states require carbon monoxide detectors in homes and apartment buildings. A little planning combined with a small investment can protect you and your family from this odorless and invisible killer. Carbon monoxide fumes can […]

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