Sparks Insurance, Inc. Blog: storm damage
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Thursday, April 27, 2017 "It sounded like a freight train." This is a common description from those who have experienced one of nature’s most violent phenomena: a tornado. Advances in research and technology have improved identification and measurement of critical elements of super cell storm systems, which makes predicting and identifying the development of a tornado far more effective. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Many businesses are not prepared to respond to man-made or natural disasters. Statistics show that of the businesses that close because of a disaster, at least 1 in 4 never reopens. Small businesses are particularly at risk because they likely have all of their operations concentrated in one location that could be damaged or destroyed. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 We’re weeks away from sweltering temperatures, hurricane warnings, and bug invasions. And this year is expected to be an especially hot one in many areas. Before summer hits at full force, make sure you and your home are prepared. 1. Give Your Air Conditioner a Checkup READ MORE >>
Friday, March 31, 2017 Mother Nature's forces of wind, water and hail account for more than half of all homeowners insurance losses. Standard homeowners and renters policies cover the damage wreaked by wind, hail, falling water or wind-driven rain, but not from rising water from any source, including a sewer or drain backup or sump-pump failure. READ MORE >>
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Trees can be tricky, but for the most part homeowners are responsible for what falls into their own yard. So if your neighbor’s tree falls in your yard, your homeowners insurance would typically help cover the cost of removing the tree and remedying the damage it caused, after your deductible. READ MORE >>