Category: Safety


  • I Was in a Wreck! Now What?

    Most people, thankfully, don’t have a lot of experience with getting in car accidents. The very nature of an “accident” means it’s unplanned and unexpected, which means it’s easy to get flustered at the scene and forget to take care of things that will help you with your insurance claim. That’s why we made this […]

    September 17, 2018

  • 7 Items in Your Home That Might Start a House Fire

    It’s wildfire season, and we’ve been living in a smoky haze for the past few days. It got us to thinking about some of the fire claims we’ve seen in the past – buildings being burned to the ground by rodents, for example – and we wanted to find out what kinds of everyday items […]

    August 15, 2018

  • Preventing Pain from Pesky Potholes

    Let’s be honest – spring in Washington is less “April showers bring May flowers” and more “April showers bring May showers.” And with all that rain and wet comes potholes – a nuisance in your driveway and a danger on the road. Whether the roadway is asphalt or gravel, most potholes are formed when water collects […]

    May 2, 2018

  • 9 Ways to Spring Clean Your Health

    Spring cleaning is no small undertaking, but the benefits last for months. Here are a few things you can do to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health this spring – with minimal elbow grease! 1. De-clutter your space. It’s hard to have a sound mind without a peaceful environment. If you tend to collect […]

    April 17, 2018

  • Driving: It Pays to Pay Attention

    There are a lot of reasons to take driving seriously, and yet so many drivers these days are distracted. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you that safe driving is an activity that requires constant focus. Distractions come in many forms – a backseat temper […]

    April 12, 2018

  • So You’ve Got A Teen Driver…

    Kids grow up fast. It seems like just yesterday you were watching your child take their first steps – and now you’re watching them take their first drive in the family car. Getting a driver’s license is a big milestone for teenagers, but it’s perhaps a bigger one for parents. Not only is your little […]

    March 29, 2018

  • Don’t Flush Your Money Down the Drain

    If there’s a water leak in your home, it’s costing you. Whether it’s causing damage to your home or just your water bill, a leak in the house is best identified and fixed quickly. The most common types of leaks can be repaired by the homeowner at minimal cost, but only if they’re found before […]

    February 7, 2018

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    Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide—at Home and Work

    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 numbers seem even more tragic when you consider that most of these deaths and illnesses are preventable. Here are tips from the Consumer Product Safety […]

    February 5, 2018

  • Make Windstorms A Breeze

    What a windy, stormy week it’s been! Wind presents a variety of challenges and dangers beyond just putting the ferries behind schedule. Learn what you can do to make winter windstorms easy breezy.

    January 24, 2018