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Let's Keep Our Lawns and Ourselves Safe

Sep 18 2018 For many of our neighbors, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000 people are... more

Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

Sep 7 2018 It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity —... more

4 Ways to Help All Children Have a Great School Year

Aug 15 2018 It's back-to-school time, and, if you have school-age children, your household is likely bustling with activity and filling up with books and backpacks. There are other households and school districts in your... more

6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels

Aug 6 2018 Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States commute to work by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That’s a lot of cars off the road each day, a lot of gasoline saved and a... more

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Jul 9 2018 If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone with a boat), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of... more

7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

Jun 27 2018 No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty.... more

Summer Driving Tips

Jun 8 2018 Summer’s here. The sun hascome out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and... more

Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

Jun 4 2018 It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more. When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied... more

Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

May 28 2018 It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during ... more

Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

May 10 2018 Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other... more

Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

May 10 2018 As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you... more

Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

Apr 12 2018 You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize-4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the... more

Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

Mar 12 2018 As a busy homeowner, it's easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning... more

Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide at Home and at Work

Mar 5 2018 Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning-and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The... more

Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

Feb 12 2018 That oh-so-covetable experience of taking a dip in your very own pool? Millions of American households enjoy it, at least when the weather’s nice. With the summer heat ratcheting up, you may be coming down... more

Why Today’s Homes Burn Faster

Feb 2 2018 From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear. A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting... more

Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

Feb 2 2018 A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However,... more

Tips for Buying a Safe Car

Jan 8 2018 You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars - but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely,... more

How to Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

Nov 3 2017 It’s easy to lower your insurance costs - especially if you have a great driving record, or don’t mind having higher deductibles. Who doesn’t want to pay less for car insurance? Billions of dollars are spent... more

Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Oct 18 2017 It's not unusual, when you set out on that holiday trip, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might happen while you're... more

Love Bites – Get Umbrella Coverage

Sep 27 2017 In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies. So why worry about umbrella coverage? Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered? Unfortunately, we live in a world of lawsuits. Large... more

Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Sep 21 2017 Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life... more

Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

May 27 2017 The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically... more

Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

May 5 2017 Apartment living can have many advantages: low maintenance, close to work and entertainment, and ease of changing residence. But, if you’re a dog owner, apartment living can present some difficulties. You... more

How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Sep 25 2016 About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.... more

The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

Sep 11 2016 A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So,... more

How to Deal With Road Rage

Sep 2 2016 Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to... more

What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Aug 5 2016 Spring has arrived, which means it’s time to clean the cobwebs out of the corners, organize the closets and so forth. While you’re at it, don’t forget to revisit the important documents and other items you... more

Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

Aug 5 2016 When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S.... more

Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Oct 6 2015 Fall brings more than just changing leaves and shorter days. In many areas, it also comes with a shift in weather conditions that can have a serious impact on your home. And, don’t forget, winter is right... more

Keep Cool While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

Aug 10 2015 Two thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy - and they spend a total of $11 billion each year running them. In Texas, it's a mandatory item! Our guess... more

5 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the New School Year

Jul 24 2015 Yes, it's already time to start thinking about school again. Getting a head start can pay big dividends for you and your kids as they head back to class. But, it's not just what they need for school that... more

Commuting by Bike: How to Get to the Office on Two Wheels

Jul 13 2015 There are plenty of great reasons to bike to work: Commuters who ride save money on gas and car insurance, stay fit and help the environment (they don't get stuck in traffic, either). And they even have fun -... more

Tips for a Safe Fourth of July — From Food to Fireworks

Jun 28 2015 Memorial Day might be the unofficial start of summer, but Independence Day is when the season truly kicks into high gear. July 4 is a holiday that has something for everyone, whether you like to host (or... more

Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in Texas

Apr 15 2015 Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Sugar Land, Texas, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time for... more

How to Create Your First Garden This Spring

Mar 9 2015 From genetically modified crops to the environmental and health effects of pesticides, more and more Texas residents are questioning whether they should grow what they eat. Wherever you stand on the issues... more

Helping Seniors Have a Wonderful Winter

Feb 9 2015 Slippery sidewalks. Freezing temperatures. Power outages. Winter isn't always a wonderland. If you regularly lend a hand to a senior friend or family member here in Texas, it may be a good time of the year to... more

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Four-Legged Friends

Dec 9 2014 As a nation, our pets are like family, so let's make sure they enjoy the holidays with us while staying safe. As a general rule of thumb, always keep pets on a regular routine, even during the holiday season.... more

Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

Nov 19 2014 The holidays can be a great time to get out of town to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you spend your time away, you need to ensure your house stays... more

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Nov 12 2014 If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone who does), you've probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It's a great thought, of course.... more

Celebrate National Night Out With Your Neighbors

Sep 2 2014 In 1984, National Night Out - "America's Night Out Against Crime" - began as a way to promote crime prevention through neighborhood camaraderie. Since then, according to the National Association of Town Watch (... more

Make Football Season Fun and Safe

Sep 1 2014 Finally, we're welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves and, of course, football season in Texas. Football brings with it a whole host of seasonal... more

Make Recycling and Reducing Routine

Jul 22 2014 "Reduce, reuse, recycle." Most likely, you've heard that catchy phrase connected with information about saving natural resources and even saving your family money. But how many of us really make reducing,... more

Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

Jul 5 2014 If you're like most people, there are certain items you own that you can't imagine ever losing - possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be impossible to replace due to the cost of re-purchasing... more

When Things go BOOM in the Night - Fireworks Safety

Jun 21 2014 For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, having fun and creating memories - whether at home or away But for some families, the holiday is a nightmare. Each year,... more

Keep Water from Going Where it Shouldn't

Jun 12 2014 One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home. At Edmoundson, Lenard & Associates, we know you want to protect what's important. That's why we'... more

A Little Extra Caution Can Go a Long Way While Driving at Night

Apr 4 2014 You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just 23% of vehicle miles traveled, more than 50% of fatalities for vehicle occupants 16 and older... more

Flood Insurance - What You Should Know

Mar 19 2014 You've probably heard this horror story before - someone loses a home due to a flood and learns after the fact that standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage. At Edmoundson, Lenard &... more

Home Security Tips

Mar 10 2014 Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. There are plenty of people who prefer the do-it-yourself route, whether it's home... more

Do You Own a Classic Car of the Future?

Feb 25 2014 There's nothing quite like driving a speedy, shiny classic car that turns heads and starts conversations. In fact, the beauty and elegance of old collectibles - like the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the 1963... more

Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Car Stolen

Feb 18 2014 Most people would say their car is one of the most valuable assets they own - if not the most valuable. Despite that, however, some people make it downright easy for thieves to drive off in their pride and joy.... more

Protect Your Family From the "Silent Killer"

Feb 15 2014 Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, invisible gas that results when certain fuels do not burn completely. And it can be deadly. That's why it's important to know how to prevent it, detect it, and... more

Make Sure Your Pets Travel Well for the Holidays

Feb 13 2014 The holiday season is here - time to eat good food and join together with loved ones. For many who have families far away, this is also the time to pack up and get out of Texas. If you are gearing up to travel... more

A Different Season Means Different Dangers For Motorcyclists

Feb 13 2014 Fall is a wonderful time to be outside on your bike, thanks to the crisp, cool weather and changing colors of the landscape. Staying safe on the road in autumn requires some special precautions, however.... more

Find Lost and Unclaimed Life Insurance Policies

Feb 9 2014 If you've ever worked on a deceased loved one's estate, one of the frustrating things is locating lost, or possibly forgotten life insurance policies. If there were any policies in force then the policy... more

Back to School Safety Reminders

Sep 6 2013 The end of summer in Texas means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and ... the start of football! But most important, it means kids are headed back to school. And that means we all should be... more

Make Your Vacation A Great One

May 13 2013 Whether you're planning a trip to a Texas attraction , or headed all the way across the country, you want your vacation to be relaxing. It's a getaway from work, not to mention your day-to-day life. So we've... more

It's Time for Spring Cleaning!

Mar 27 2013 Spring is a time of new beginnings in Texas - and now is a great time to take on some cleaning and organization tasks around your home. If you're anything like many of us here at Edmoundson, Lenard &... more



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