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Don't cave in to hail damage: protect your car and home during a hailstorm

The rainy season may be refreshing; however, it doesn't come without its extremities that can result in chaotic damage. Often times these extreme weather conditions result in violent hailstorms that can lay waste to houses and cars in a matter of minutes. In order to weather the stormy season, you need to be as prepared as can you be and avoid the worst where possible. Here are some tips to help you protect your assets from the threats of mother nature: Your car Get under cover Unfortunately,

Claiming after a natural disaster: do it the right way

Disaster can strike at any minute and there are only so many precautionary measures one can take to minimise the loss or damage. Having home insurance means added security for you in your unexpected time of need. When mother nature strikes, you will have a shoulder to turn to without financially crippling yourself. Here are guidelines to help you claim in times of need: Contact your service provider Mother nature's ambush is often unavoidable; should you find yourself stranded it is wise to co

Preparing for the stormy season

With spring having settled in, it brings with it soaring temperatures and those all too familiar seasonal thunderstorms. As refreshing as the rain can be, it doesn't come without its dangers. While hail is a particularly notorious problem at this time of year, flash flooding can also be extremely dangerous - mainly for drivers caught on suddenly slippery roads. So, with stormy weather moving in fast, it is vital to prepare yourself for the attack. Here are a few steps you can take to help prepa

5 ways to get your home ready for the hail season

Now that spring has settled in, we can expect the unexpected when it comes to the weather. Extreme weather conditions over the years have caused extensive damage to property, forcing us to take precautionary measures more often than usual. As we approach the hail season, we can't ignore the lurking damage that comes with it. Avoiding a hailstorm may not always be possible, however there are measures one can take to minimise the damage to property. Use the checklist below to get your home ready

5 ways to increase the value of your home

The real-estate market is one that is ever growing and building a home is one of the greatest investments you can make. Having a home that is well maintained and in good condition is not only good on the eyes, it is also positive when the time to sell or rent comes. While you are still in the spirit of spring cleaning your home and prepping it for the new season's festivities, why not take it a step further and make some changes that would help increase its value? Before you talk yourself out o

Is your home ready for the fun times?

Spring is an exciting season to feel alive, more so with the flowers blooming and the sun shining warmer and brighter. What better way to enjoy the warmer days and feel alive than by entertaining and showing off your lovely home? With the first few weeks of spring already behind us and the first rains having fallen, why not ready your home for entertaining times with loved ones… While giving your home that extra spring in its step, you could possibly come across some new items you may ha

Time to clean up your insurance

Now that spring has sprung, we're almost certain that you've switched up your closet to match the season. Spring cleaning is something many South Africans still practice, without fail. Not only are you making the time to clear up your space, but you're also finding useful things you probably forgot you had. Why not do the same with your insurance? Reviewing your insurance policy should be an annual activity to ensure that your policy information and cover is still in order. This spring, we're h

Tips for trucking owner-drivers looking to make more moolah

Challenges such as long working hours and low salaries for skilled truck drivers in South Africa, mean that the country is unable to recruit the thousands of new professional truck drivers it requires every year. Demand for skilled drivers is at its peak, leaving prime opportunities for economic and entrepreneurial success. We know that the road to riches may be a tricky one given the high upfront costs and ample risks and hazards, but it can definitely be worth the while for those willing to g

3 steps to rain proofing your home for the summer

With the days getting longer and warmer, very soon the spring fever will be making way for the summer rains. As soothing as the summer rains can be, they can leave you drenched in problems if your home is not ready. Having home insurance in place is a good start to ensuring your home is covered for the storms, but a little housekeeping and maintenance won't hurt to keep your home in a good condition. We've put together these tips to get you started on rain proofing your home for the rainy seaso

5 things to do after your home has been broken into

Spring has sprung and the days are getting longer. The warmer weather means more outdoor fun and less time at home. As exciting as this may sound, it doesn't go without risks - a vacant home is an easy target for thieves. The last thing you want after a good day out with loved ones is to discover that your home has been broken into, the shock and financial loss is enough to cripple you and leave you feeling helpless. Should you find yourself a victim of a break in, consider these tips to help y

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