HOW TO: Stay Safe in Your Vehicle

Here is an excerpt from a new blog post at GreggMarcus.com:

Though improvements in technology help to lower the number of car accidents that occur each year, it still remains that most accidents are the result of human error. In order to lower your risk of getting into an accident it is vital to practice safe driving skills. Regardless of whether you are a first time driver or have been behind the wheel for many decades, in this post, Gregg S. Marcus, a Long Island Insurance Executive advises that everyone follow these same safety precautions:

Slow Down!
It goes without saying that driving the speed limit is one of the simplest ways to stay safe. The old expression “speed kills” proves to be true. Studies have shown for every mile per hour you drive over the speed limit you are 4 or 5% more likely to get into an accident. With this logic while traveling ten miles past the speed limit (which happens quite often) you have nearly a 50% more likely chance of being part of an auto accident.

To read this post in it’s entirety, click here to visit the Gregg Marcus official website.

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HOW TO: Reduce Basement Flooding Risk

Here is an excerpt from a new blog post at GreggMarcus.com:

It is not uncommon for rain showers to wreak havoc on any home’s basement, no matter the location. Simply resolving an obvious gutter or downspout leak can solve most basement water problems. Though a few water problems may have some causes that are difficult to identify and fix. In this post, Long Island Insurance Executive, Gregg S. Marcus, explains how most basement flooding issues can be solved using three basic steps: Evaluate, Inspect, and Install a Solution.

Evaluate the Problem
It should be noted if you cannot locate the source of the problem yourself that it is important to contact a professional. In order to properly evaluate your problem you must answer these questions:

  • Does the basement flood every year at approximately the same time?

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HOW TO: Reduce Accidents at Home

Here is an excerpt from a new blog post at GreggMarcus.com:

Accidents and injuries occurring at your home are painful, emotional and stressful and they can be expensive! Accidents that damage your home or property, or injuries that occur there can increase your insurance premiums and initiate your deductible responsibilities. Gregg S. Marcus, a Long Island Insurance Executive lists some simple steps you can take that will help minimize the injuries and accidents that occur in your home, reducing your insurance premiums.

Home Security Systems
Having your home broken into can be emotionally and financially shattering for your entire family. One way to avoid becoming a victim of a burglary is to install a home alarm system. Modern alarm systems are affordable and have a wide range of options, which can include either a centralized monitoring system or even just simple devices that attach to doors and windows.

To read this post in it’s entirety, click here to visit the Gregg Marcus official website.


HOW TO: Complete a Home Inventory

Here is an excerpt from a new blog post at GreggMarcus.com:

When a homeowner has a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy  they need to have a home inventory to give to the insurance company in the event of a claim. A home inventory is simply a list of your personal possessions. It is important to carefully document all of the belongings in your home so that in the event of a loss, you can provide proof of each item to your insurance company. Police officers, firefighters and all other “first responders” state that a clear home inventory is the most important item you can offer them after a loss. In this post, Gregg S. Marcus, a Long Island Insurance Executive explains the process of completing a home inventory.

Using a combination of a paper list, photos and/or videos is the easiest and most effective way to construct a clear, solid home inventory. Here are the usual steps to generate a useable home inventory list:

To read this post in it’s entirety, click here to visit the Gregg Marcus official website.