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January 28, 2020

Easy Steps to Minimize Power Outage Damage to Your Home – Part 1

“Electricity is really just organized lightning.” George Carlin Virginia consistently ranks in the top 10 of states with the highest number of reported power outages each year, according to BlackoutTracker.com. In 2018, this affected over 5.3 million households, with a …
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January 23, 2020

We’ve got you covered if your important papers are damaged

Document recovery services are provided to all Mutual Assurance Society members through our partnership with CyberScout. If your important documents, like a passport or social security card, are lost in a fire or stolen, CyberScout will help you get replacements …
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January 21, 2020

From Our Archives – A Letter from John Wickham

In 1799,  John Wickham wrote this letter to Mutual Assurance regarding “the Act of Assembly papers in the year 1794 for establishing a Mutual Assurance Company”. He goes on to write an opinion on whether the “ground on which an …
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January 20, 2020

Gutter Cleaning is Not for Amateurs

Everyone should have his gutters cleaned at least 4 times a year, and sometimes more often depending on the trees around your house. Some of the worst injuries many emergency room doctors see each year are from homeowners trying to …
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January 16, 2020

How to Humanely Get a Squirrel Out of Your House

. Happy National Squirrel Day! January 21st Squirrels are fun to watch, especially when they are acting squirrely. What is that chasing each other all over the place about? They are not so fun to see if one has gotten …
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January 16, 2020

Science-Supported Ways to Invest in Yourself

Benevolence is not just a word with us. It is our mission. Oxford Dictionary defines benevolence as “the quality of well being,” while Webster’s headlines it as “a disposition to do good.” As Members of Mutual Assurance Society, we are …
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January 14, 2020

Five Common Homeowner Mistakes that Make a Burglar’s Day

Some days you are just so busy that you forget to set the alarm when running out the door. Sure, this is a critical step in securing your home, but an occasional lapse is expected. Nobody’s perfect (you might try …
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January 10, 2020

Dog Bites: What you Should Know About Virginia Laws & Owner Liability

90 million dogs are owned as pets in the U.S The CDC reports that around 4.7 million people in the U.S. are bitten by a dog each year.  That’s 1 in every 69 people. 800,000 of these incidents require medical …
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January 10, 2020

Landlords: What you need to know about renters insurance

Mutual Insurance is expanding its coverage by offering renter’s insurance to new members. There are some conditions and considerations that apply, like the number of unrelated adults in the dwelling and dogs, but the same savings and service will be …
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January 3, 2020

This will be the most valuable pan in your kitchen!

A wise but bedraggled homeowner, after experiencing an appliance leak, once said, “There’s no such thing as a little bit of water.” What on the surface may appear to be a small puddle of water could be significant damage under …
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