Category: Safety


  • Keep Thieves out of Your Car with These Tips

    If you’ve ever had your car broken into or stolen, you know how awful it feels. Your car is like an extension of your home, and knowing that a stranger has been inside, helping themselves to your belongings, goes beyond the loss of physical items. Unfortunately, Washington state has one of the highest vehicle theft […]

    October 4, 2019

  • Changes to Your Home That Might Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

    A home is an ever-growing, ever-changing thing. Think back to when you first moved in – how many changes have you made since then to create your perfect space? Just like your home, your homeowners policy is also in constant flux. Common changes to the interior or exterior of your home can affect the cost […]

    August 12, 2019

  • Eight Ways to Beat the Heat Without AC

    Washington is finally starting to see some warmer summer weather – great news for outdoor adventures, pool parties, and suntans, but bad news for our houses! If you’re one of the majority of Washington residents who don’t have air conditioning in their homes, you know that hot weather can make for a stuffy, uncomfortable house […]

    August 1, 2019

  • How YOU Can Help Prevent Wildfires

    We’ve all heard Smokey the Bear tell us “only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Well, it’s true! Although wildfires do happen in nature due to things like lightning strikes, did you know that about 85% of all wildfires are caused by people? There are a lot of ways we can be more responsible with our […]

    July 23, 2019

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    The Dog Days of Summer

    Summer is the season for fun in the sun! Make sure that your pup is having fun, too, by following these summer safety tips: Hotter? More water. As temperatures rise and we find ourselves being more active throughout the day, it can be easy to wind up dehydrated. The same goes for our pets, but […]

    June 18, 2019

  • 22 Ways to Toddler-Proof Your Home

    Kids seem to have a knack for getting into trouble – it’s all part of figuring out their world. Toddlers are especially prone to accidents as they learn to walk and are able to explore more of their environment, which includes taste testing just about everything. Many of us are either just starting our families […]

    May 8, 2019

  • Snuff Out Small Home Fires

    Uncontained fire can be devastating. A small flame can turn into a major fire in less than thirty seconds, and engulf an entire house in a matter of minutes. Quick action often makes the difference between a close call and a life-threatening situation. But did you know that water doesn’t put out all types of […]

    April 22, 2019

  • Stop Sneezing Your Way Through Spring

    If you’re one of the more than 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, “spring” might be more of a curse word than a cause for celebration. Also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies are characterized by sneezing, congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes and throat, and wheezing, among other equally unpleasant symptoms. […]

    April 5, 2019

  • Pedestrian Safety: A Guide to Navigating Your World on Foot

    Spring is here, and the weather couldn’t be better! We’ve already seen a glimpse of the summer foot traffic in town and BOY can it be hectic and downright dangerous at times – for drivers and pedestrians alike. We’re all pedestrians at times, whether we regularly take long walks or are just crossing from the […]

    March 21, 2019

  • Insuring “Dangerous” Dog Breeds

    You’ve probably heard that owning certain dog breeds can make it nearly impossible to find insurance. How true is this, really? Well, it depends on your insurance company. Potential insurers vary widely in their stances on insuring dogs that would be considered “breeds of concern.” While some will refuse to insure homeowners with certain dog […]

    March 11, 2019