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Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

Sep 8 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 4 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. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many... more

Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Jun 2 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 can... more

Love Bites – Get Umbrella Coverage

Apr 7 2017 In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies. So why worry about umbrella coverage? Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered? Unfortunately, we live in a world of lawsuits. Large damages can be... more

Teen Driving Safety

Mar 3 2017 Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving When teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up:Car... more

Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

Feb 3 2017 You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go and then kick back and relax with a book or your phone. Even still,... more

7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

Jan 6 2017 No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. Guilty? If so,... more

Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

Dec 2 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 this... more

Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Nov 4 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 your... more

How to Deal With Road Rage

Sep 2 2016 Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations... more

Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

Aug 5 2016 When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for... more

Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

Jul 1 2016 The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically safe, it... more

What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Feb 5 2016 Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse time to... more

How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Jan 8 2016 About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S.... more

Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Dec 4 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?One way... more

Safe, Secure Shopping: Tips for Black Friday

Nov 6 2015 It's become almost as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and football: Black Friday, the morning-after (or in some cases evening-after) shopping spree. It's the biggest shopping day of the year, an event in its own... more

Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Oct 2 2015 Fall brings more than just changing leaves and shorter days. In many areas, it also comes with a shift in weather conditions that can have a serious impact on your home. And, don’t forget, winter is right around the... more

Tips for a Safe Fourth of July — From Food to Fireworks

Jul 2 2015 Memorial Day might be the unofficial start of summer, but Independence Day is when the season truly kicks into high gear. July 4 is a holiday that has something for everyone, whether you like to host (or attend)... more

Commuting by Bike: How to Get to the Office on Two Wheels

Jun 5 2015 There are plenty of great reasons to bike to work: Commuters who ride save money on gas and car insurance, stay fit and help the environment (they don’t get stuck in traffic, either). And they even have fun — as long... more

Helping Seniors Have a Wonderful Winter

Feb 6 2015 Slippery sidewalks. Freezing temperatures. Power outages. Winter isn't always a wonderland. If you regularly lend a hand to a senior friend or family member here in South Carolina, it may be a good time of the year to... more

The Right Tires for Winter Driving

Jan 9 2015 It's easy to forget about your tires when it comes to vehicle safety. But with winter weather already in many parts of the country, tires are an important aspect you should keep in mind. Your tires can be the... more

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Four-Legged Friends

Dec 5 2014 As a nation, our pets are like family, so let's make sure they enjoy the holidays with us while staying safe. As a general rule of thumb, always keep pets on a regular routine, even during the holiday season. Don't let... more

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Oct 3 2014 If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone who does), you've probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It's a great thought, of course. But,... more

Celebrate National Night Out With Your Neighbors

Aug 1 2014 In 1984, National Night Out - "America's Night Out Against Crime" - began as a way to promote crime prevention through neighborhood camaraderie. Since then, according to the National Association of Town Watch (NATW),... more

Protect Your Family From the "Silent Killer"

Jan 3 2014 Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, invisible gas that results when certain fuels do not burn completely. And it can be deadly. That's why it's important to know how to prevent it, detect it, and protect yourself... more

Tips on Finding Auto Insurance

Nov 1 2013 Everybody knows that you need to have auto insurance in order to drive a car. Unfortunately, some people find out too late why it's also important to have good auto insurance. Make sure you get the insurance that is... more

A Different Season Means Different Dangers For Motorcyclists

Oct 4 2013 Fall is a wonderful time to be outside on your bike, thanks to the crisp, cool weather and changing colors of the landscape. Staying safe on the road in autumn requires some special precautions, however. Because we at... more

Back to School Safety Reminders

Sep 6 2013 The end of summer in South Carolina means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and ... the start of football! But most important, it means kids are headed back to school. And that means we all should be... more

Biking Safety tips

Aug 30 2013 When you are out there on the road, especially in high traffic area, its easy to see how many dangers there are. Here are some tips on how to stay safe while riding your bike. Awareness - This one principle is lacking... more

When Things go BOOM in the Night - Fireworks Safety

Jul 1 2013 For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, having fun and creating memories - whether at home or away But for some families, the holiday is a nightmare. Each year, homes in... more

Safely Enjoying Memorial Day

May 23 2013 Safely Enjoying Memorial Day Along with a day set apart to remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country and those who are actively serving in the armed forces, Memorial Day is often the first... more

Wedding Insurance Guide

May 16 2013 Wedding Insurance Guide Your wedding is perhaps one of THE most important days of your life. It's the day that you take the vows to unite yourself with a beloved forever. Family and friends are not only invited, but... more

Life Insurance: A Few Things to Consider

Jan 21 2013 Purchasing life insurance is one of those things that has to be done eventually, but with all of the different options available deciding on exactly which policy to purchase can be a challenge for first time buyers.... more

Winter Safety

Jan 4 2013 Winter Safety The winter time can be beautiful. While you are enjoying the snow and the changes in the weather, you should be sure that you are prepared to keep yourself safe. Staying safe throughout the winter can be... more

Travel Tips

Dec 21 2012 Travel Tips As we get closer to Christmas, there is going to be more and more of a rush as people are traveling. The holidays are the most frequently traveled times of the year. If you are planning on joining the... more

Safety Items for a Mother’s Purse

Dec 7 2012 Safety Items for a Mother's Purse Purses are notorious for having a ton of stuff in them. They just never seem to have all the convenient things you would need for any situation when you have kids. Make sure that you... more

Make Sure Your Holidays Stay Happy … and Safe

Dec 3 2012 You'll no doubt hear the phrase "Happy Holidays!" about a thousand times over the next month. Here at Colonial Insurance, we'd like to change that a little bit: "Happy - and Safe - Holidays!" While the holidays... more



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