How Much Did You Save?

Insurance is likely one of the most competitive and hotly advertised things we use. The only thing you get more junk mail for is political campaigns, otherwise insurance advertising relentless. Save $0, 15%, in under 7 minutes, whatever...some commercials are even very funny.   Fortified Insurance agency represents over 20 insurance carriers. When we shop our carriers we are providing insurance quotes that are a...

Help Us Go Green!

You recycle. You buy organic. You have a fuel efficient vehicle. You buy products from companies the use alternative energy. You look for ways to conserve and lower your carbon footprint. Do you receive your insurance policy through the mail? Most of our insurance carriers are going green and that means less paper produced and less paper mailed to you. We will be making a...

Spring Flooding Prevention Tips 2015

So far this “spring” we’ve been lucky enough that temps have stayed moderately cold. Why do I say lucky? We have a substantial snowpack left in state right now and it’s been very gradually decreasing with a few warm days and the high sun. But, if we have a series of warm days or rain events, the fast melt would lead to flooding concerns. And...

What to Do After a Major Water Leak or Indoor Flood

It's happened. There's water everywhere—in your walls, under your carpets and soaking into your belongings. Whether caused by a burst pipe, a broken water heater or a flood, there are things you can do immediately to salvage belongings and limit damage or loss. 1. Stop the Water If water is coming from inside your home, from a burst pipe or water heater malfunction, shut off...

ALTERNATIVE HEATING SAFETY TIPS According to Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the leading independent safety testing organization, alternative heating sources like space heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves can present hazards if not used correctly. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that heating equipment is involved in an estimated 64,100 home fires each year. "Even though the economy still has families in a budget-conscious state...