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Southwest Florida Insurance Agency Advises Homeowners to Prepare for Tropical Storm Chantal

July 12, 2013

Gulf Coast Educators Insurances recommends homeowners check their home and property in preparation for tropical storm winds and rain.

Naples, Florida (PRWEB) July 11, 2013

Gulf Coast Educators Insurance in Naples and Port Charlotte Florida urge homeowners to be proactive in protecting their home and property with the threat of tropical storm Chantal possibly approaching South Florida.

“The best thing a homeowner can do now is to inspect their roof, gutters, windows and doors. If repairs or reinforcement needs to be done, it’s critical this takes place now while there is still time” says Ron DeFreitas owner/agent of Gulf Coast Educators Insurance.

“Year after year I see our homeowners insurance customers call our offices in a panic because they fear wind and rain damage when there is a tropical storm threat in the coming days. We are not able to make policy changes once a storm is named and a warning or watch has been issued for a particular geographical area. As we inch closer to the dates of landfall for Tropical Storm Chantal homeowners should be preparing. Groceries, gas and water will be essential as well as securing a generator should there be a loss of power. In addition to getting supplies, homeowners should be inspecting their home and property. Checking roof tiles and shingles and window sealants are very important. If repairs are needed, it’s better to try and get these done ahead of the storm making landfall” adds DeFreitas.

Gulf Coast Educators Insurance services home and property owners throughout the Southwest Florida area. Florida residents can purchase insurance from Gulf Coast Educators Insurance to cover homes, property, barns and other structures that a homeowner may have. The insurance agents at Gulf Coast Educators Insurance will guide consumers on exactly how much home and property insurance they should carry.

“Our seasoned insurance agents will consult with Florida residents to understand what needs insurance coverage and how to maximize the savings. There are many discounts available to homeowners that consumers are unaware of. The age of a home, its structure, how the roof is designed, what type of windows it has all play a role in an insurance quote. Insurance policies can be difficult to read through let alone confusing to understand liability limits and how much out of pocket one must pay should there be a claim. This is why it’s really important that one of our insurance agents meets with clients to review their policy. Meetings can be done in person or over the phone, it’s really very simple and doesn’t take long to review” states DeFreitas.

Gulf Coast Educators Insurance has been in business for over 4 years and proudly serves the Naples and Port Charlotte areas. In addition to home and property insurance, residents can rely on Gulf Coast Educators Insurance for life insurance, auto insurance, motor-home insurance, motorcycle insurance and even golf cart insurance.

Residents who live in Florida only part of the year are invited to talk with the insurance agents at Gulf Coast Educators Insurance. “We have many clients who only live in Florida for 6 months each year, we can still write policies for those folks who do not live in Florida year round” says DeFrietas.

For more information on how to protect your home or property with the threat of tropical storm Chantel, Florida residents are encouraged review the storm checklist online at http://www.propertyandhomeinsuranceflorida.com.

To speak with an experienced insurance agent, consumers are asked to call Gulf Coast Educators Insurance in Naples at 239-591-0963 or in Port Charlotte at 941-391-5423 or send an email to Ron(dot)DeFretias(at)Horacemann(dot)com.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/tropicalstormchantel/preparations/prweb10918513.htm


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