Why do today’s homes burn faster?

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 and certification company UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Larger homes, more open layouts, new construction materials and other factors mean...

Facts about Flood Insurance

The risk of flood damage or loss According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floods—including inland flooding, flash floods and flooding from seasonal storms—occur in every region...

4 Disgusting Bacterial Hazards That Are Lurking in Your Home

Bacteria is one of the superstars of the food world. It’s in your yogurt. It’s responsible for that sauerkraut on your bratwurst and the pepperoni on your pizza. Other bacteria can be...

Happy Easter!

All of us at Zeiler Insurance Services, Inc. would like to wish you a Happy Easter! Our offices will be closing at 2:00pm - Friday, March 30th in respect of Good Friday. Should there be an...

15 New Cars To Avoid

New cars just aren’t what they used to be. No, we’re not getting all crotchety and decrying the evolution in styling and technological breakthroughs that have literally reinvented the automobile...

Does Auto Insurance Follow the Car or the Driver?

There are a few questions in life that are more confusing than their answers. The blanket query into whether or not insurance follows the car or the driver in a particular jurisdiction is such a...

The Griswolds had nothing on our Christmas

The week before Christmas my family and I returned home from a weekend at the lake to find Mr. Squirrel nestled comfortably on top of our living room couch. He was gazing outside into the yard...

AIG: A reminder about frozen pipe prevention

  Bitter cold, snow and ice continue to blanket many areas of the country, and we still have much of the winter season to go! Click Here for a quick reminder from AIG about safeguarding your home from...

What Type of Trust Should You Create for Your Estate?

A trust can be a great way to protect your assets and help provide income to your family if you pass away. But how do you determine what’s best for you and your family? Learn more about...

It's the most dangerous time of the year.

As the holiday season is upon us, the amount of stress people are under and weather conditions play into distracted driving. Christmas and New Year’s are in the top five of the most dangerous holidays...

Wishing you a Magical Holiday Season!

      All of us at Zeiler Insurance Services, Inc. would like to wish you a magical holiday season! Our offices will close early on Friday, December 22nd at 2:30pm and be closed on Monday, December...

Pekin Insurance: Avoid These Mistakes When Naming a Beneficiary

One of the most important decisions you make when buying a life insurance policy is naming the beneficiary. After all, that person, or persons, is the reason you’re buying the insurance; you want...

5 phishing scams you need to be aware of

Phishing uses the name of a trusted entity – often financial institutions – to get sensitive personal information such as passwords and credit card details via bogus email or texts.  “Scam or phishing...

New Cars Increasingly Crammed With Distracting Technology

The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of...

Those damn Ice Dams

I know we have sent you this topic before - but those damn ice dams cause MAJOR issues for my customers every year.  A common claim occurring in the winter months is ice damming and with a little loss...

Thanksgiving Closing Schedule

All of us at Zeiler Insurance Services, Inc. wish you a blessed Thanksgiving! Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. Should there be an emergency, please call...

Congratulations Zoe for winning our 2017 Halloween Costume Contest Benefiting Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn!

Congratulations Zoe for winning our 5th Annual Halloween Costume Contest Benefiting Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn.  Zoe will receive a $500 donation in her name to Advocate Children’s...

Will your insurance policy on your primary home help protect your second home?

  Does a Homeowners Insurance Policy Cover a Second Home?   As Irma approached, we all talked with friends and/or family who were affected by the storm. I was surprised to learn of 3 close friends...

Pekin Insurance: The 5 Best Home Security Apps for iOS and Android

We discussed last month the potential that exists for a variety of new home security vulnerabilities and concerns with the increase in Smart Home Automation. Thankfully, Pekin Insurance has found the...

Why millennials are finally starting to settle down and buy homes

Millennials are finally starting to show interest in homeownership. Weighed down by massive student debt and job struggles, the generation brutalized by the Great Recession has lacked both the money...
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