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April 2012
Protect Your Home This Spring with Water Backup Coverage
April Showers Don’t Just Bring Flowers—Are You Ready?

In these spring months when severe weather becomes routine, it’s important to make sure your home and personal property have the proper coverage. Water damage caused by sewer or drain backups or sump-pump overflows can be truly devastating—meaning huge inconveniences and expensive repairs.

Protect your home from these threats by adding Water Backup of Sewers and Drains coverage to your homeowners insurance policy. This coverage insures you against water backup and overflow damage that causes any of the following:

  • Any direct physical loss to your home
  • Any direct physical loss to your home’s contents
  • Damage to your finished basement
  • Damage to valuables in the basement like furnace, hot water heater, etc.

Keep in mind that water backup coverage does not apply to damage caused by flooding—a separate flood policy is necessary to protect against those losses.
Add Water Backup Coverage Today
6 Ways to Prepare for Severe Thunderstorms

We wish there were a way to avoid emergency situations like hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes—but unfortunately, springtime is notorious for sending severe thunderstorms our way. And if the all-too-common power outages and property damage occur at your home this season, will you be prepared? Here are six tips for making sure you’re ready:

  1. Prune trees: Tree limbs that hang too close to your home are an easy target for strong rainfall—keep them from causing damage to your residence by pruning them before a storm hits.
  2. Clean outside debris: Remove objects that could potentially become wind-borne hazards, from dead branches to lawn chairs, and put them somewhere safer.
  3. Keep candles on hand: If the power goes out, you’ll want to have a ready stash of candles, matches, a flashlight and extra batteries available.
  1. Stock up on necessities: Have important items on hand like first-aid kits, nonperishable food items, medication, etc.
  2. Store bottled water: Should you lose access to your water supply, it will be vital to have another source available—ideally enough for a gallon per person each day.
  3. Unplug electronics: When you know a storm is coming, unplug your computers, televisions, etc. to protect them from power surges.

Thunderstorm Preparation Kit
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Mavco is an independent insurance agency located in Hinsdale, Illinois. We provide personal and business insurance solutions, and specialize in supporting the complex needs of high net worth individuals and their families.

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