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5 Things to Do Now as Hurricane Florence Approaches East Coast

Consider these tips as we are watching Hurricane Florence steadily moving toward the east coast. Get started on a plan today before the storm gets any closer. CREATE AN EMERGENCY NOTEBOOK Create an emergency...

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Fire Protection Class and Your Homeowner Insurance Rate

Public Protection Class is a very mysterious and often misunderstood discussion in homeowners insurance. The lack of available information online and the multi-variable methodology in determining protection class is,...

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Answers to Your Short Term Rental Insurance Questions

Jack Bradley Agency can keep you protected with the coverage that is important when you lease your home to others, especially when the renter is changing frequently.Traditional Homeowner Insurance can’t provide coverage...

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Need Help Getting Started with a Home Inventory?

Thinking about creating a home inventory but find it overwhelming? Getting started is easy with this tool from Safeco Insurance Company. Check out this link and download the app right on your phone or Ipad. Get...

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Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more...

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Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize-4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for...

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Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide at Home and at Work

Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning-and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem...

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Preventing Water Damage According to John and Hamp

With all the rain to come this spring, a little maintenance goes a long way. Hamp likes making videos with his dad, but we sense he's a bit stir crazy from all the days inside. He's ready to get outside and play! Check...

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Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However, calling...

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Keep your chimney clean and safe by choosing the right wood

Agent John Herrin and his son Hamp are enjoying the snowy weekend in Georgia. John loves heating with wood on winter days and they are sharing some of their tips for chimney safety in this video.

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Heating with Wood in Your Home

Do you take advantage of wood heat? We at Jack Bradley Agency want to remind you to be safe this winter if you burn wood within your home. Heating with wood can be one of the most efficient and enjoyable ways to...

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Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

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...

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Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

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...

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8 THINGS TO ASK YOUR INSURANCE AGENT IF YOU ARE MOVING

It’s true, you have a lot on your “To Do” list if you are planning to move to a new home or to a new business location. We think it's important to ask your insurance agent these 8 questions. They can help you uncover...

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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

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...

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10 TIPS YOU MUST ASK ABOUT YOUR HOMEOWNER POLICY BEFORE WINTER STRIKES

We think it’s a great time to Prepare Your Homeowner Insurance Policy for Winter. In our experience, it’s common for homeowner insurance claims to occur during the winter, so we encourage you to be prepared. Here’s a...

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Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

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...

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Wedding Insurance - Because Big Things Can Go Wrong

If we had to guess, this bouquet of balloons was probably released after a wedding and didn’t make it up up and away. If our guess is correct, it was a minor detail of a wedding that didn’t go exactly as planned. Why...

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

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...

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When You Need More than Home and Auto Insurance

Would you like an insurance plan that can take care of all your product needs and maximize all of the available discounts?When you think about Insurance, you typically think of automobile and homeowner insurance. What...

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

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 your...

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The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

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...

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Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

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...

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Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in Georgia

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

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