Choose to Protect Your Home

Blog

When is it time to replace the shingles on your roof? There are many factors to consider. Even if roofing was installed correctly and there were no major issues, such as wind or hail damage, shingles may not live up to their life expectancy.

The post How to get the most from a shingled roof appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Buying an older home can be appealing for many people. Older homes are usually found in established neighborhoods, have an abundance of character and are often one of a kind. However, hidden expenses could accompany all that charm.

The post Older homes: Hidden gems, or hidden pitfalls? appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

You move into a new city and purchase a high-rise condo in one of the nicest parts of town. Shortly thereafter, you notice water leaking from the unit above, causing damage to your property. Sadly, this is a common reality for condo owners; water continues to be one of the top perils in high-rise habitational buildings.

The post What to watch for when buying a high-rise condo appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Spring is a good time to assess how your property weathered the winter and to make a “to-do” list to prevent property maintenance and liability issues.

The post Checklist: How did your home hold up? appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Spring weather brings hope for new beginnings and warmer temperatures. However, these seasonal changes could significantly damage the exterior protective layers of your house, leading to potentially costly structural damage. Watch out for these conditions.

The post April showers, May flowers and spring home repairs appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Home Protection

Some of the most common types of losses to your home can be prevented or greatly reduced with the installation of devices that monitor for potential hazards like water and fire.

Water Intrusion

Water damage is one of the most common types of reported claims. Preventative measures include:

  • Water leak damage
  • Automatic shut-off valve
  • Water flow alarms
  • Wire braided hoses
  • Sump pump battery backup
  • Temperature sensors

Fire

A fire doubles in size every minute. This rapid escalation means that early detection and prompt fire department response are critical to saving lives and property.

Home Safety

Claims experience shows that theft losses are preventable when you install and activate a central station burglar alarm in your home.

 

Our loss control service is advisory only. We assume no responsibility for management or control of customer loss control activities or for implementation of recommended corrective measures. This content was gathered from trade services and public information and does not identify or address all possible exposures. We do not warrant that this information is consistent with the underwriting guidelines of The Cincinnati Insurance Company and its subsidiaries or with any federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.
 
To report a claim: You may call us directly, 877-242-2544, to report your claim and provide us with your claim-related information. You may also contact your independent agent to report a claim.