A generator may be a worthwhile investment for people who live in areas like Pennsylvania that experience substantial snowfall each year.
Media, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) November 13, 2011
It’s that time of year again and the experts at Montgomery Insurance Services, Inc. are gearing up to help local residents prepare for another harsh winter. This time, the snow arrived earlier than expected, as many PA homeowners are still reeling from the aftereffects of the late October snowfall. Four days after the storm, more than 58,000 PA residents were still without power and many have had to make claims on their Pennsylvania home insurance policies due to tree damage and flooding problems.
The team at Montgomery Insurance Services, Inc. knows that winter power outages are never pleasant due to the fact that homeowners are often left in the cold without heat or hot water. However, being prepared for severe storms can help minimize the negative impact on families if they do lose electricity. How can local homeowners prepare themselves? Here are a few tips from the insurance experts at Montgomery Insurance Services, Inc.:
- Always have a well-stocked emergency supply kit stored somewhere in the house. This should include plenty of water, flashlights, batteries, non-perishable foods and first-aid supplies.
- A generator may be a worthwhile investment for people who live in areas like Pennsylvania that experience substantial snowfall each year. This can be hooked up to the home’s furnace in order to heat the home, supply hot water and power a few lights.
- Before the winter season gets into full swing, residents should ensure that their Pennsylvania home insurance policies provide sufficient coverage for risks such as exterior home damage and flooding. Flood insurance policies do need to be purchased separately from home insurance.
Extensive power outages are never an ideal situation, but homeowners who take the necessary steps to prepare for an event may be able to weather the storm more amicably. With comprehensive Pennsylvania home insurance, individuals can focus on their personal well-being during a storm and spend less time worrying about how much the damage sustained by their home is going to cost them.
About Montgomery Insurance Services, Inc.:
Established in 1946, Montgomery Insurance Services, Inc. is an independent, full service PA insurance agency dedicated to providing its clients with top insurance coverage all over the Keystone State. As an independent insurance brokerage, Montgomery Insurance Services, Inc. has access to many insurance carriers, allowing the agency to offer you the best rates throughout Media, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Insurance is the agency’s true passion and their extensive network of providers ensures that Montgomery Insurance Services, Inc. can provide the most extensive Pennsylvania insurance options for clients across the state.