Category: Safety


  • 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

  • Ventilation pipes

    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

  • Sharing Thanksgiving With Your Pup (Literally)

    The holidays put everyone in a giving spirit – but some things shouldn’t be shared with your dog! We’ve put together a list of healthy bites to sneak Fido while you’re cooking, and foods to avoid if you want to stay away from the vet. Foods to Share Turkey: Turkey is a wonderful, protein-packed treat for your dog, as long as it is boneless, skinless, and unseasoned. Pumpkin: Modest servings of plain canned pumpkin actually aid your dog’s digestion. Keep it handy year-round! Potatoes/yams: Cooked potatoes and yams are fine for pets to consume, as long as they aren’t full of dairy or spices. Apples: Before you sweeten and spice the apples for your pie, share a slice or two with your pup for a crunchy treat. Carrots: Satisfying and full of beta-carotene, vitamins, and fiber, raw (or cooked) carrots are a favorite for many dogs. Foods to […]

    November 22, 2017

  • Oh, Deer! Sharing the Road with Critters

    It may not be the most pleasant of topics, but it’s an important one to discuss. (See the infographic instead) The Washington State Department of Transportation reports nearly 3500 deer/elk-vehicle collisions annually – and almost half of those occur in October and November. Not only does it often result in the loss of the animal’s […]

    October 25, 2017

  • Power Outages: What to Do When the Lights Go Out

    Whether it’s caused by wind, trees, a rogue car or some other anomaly, the result is the same: you have no power. We don’t often realize how much we rely on electricity until we’re sitting in the dark with a half-cooked dinner on the stove. In light of a recent outage on San Juan Island, […]

    October 11, 2017

  • The Washington Guide to Driving in the Rain

    In Washington, rain rules the roads. Those of us who live in Washington are no strangers to rain. We get it all – drizzling, spitting, pouring, misting, and everything in between – and it’s important to know how to drive safely when roadways are wet. Most don’t know that rain is actually the leader in […]

    September 22, 2017

  • 7 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Fall

    Car care tips to keep you safe on the road this autumn As we head towards the winter months in Washington, increased rain and fewer daylight hours bring new safety concerns for drivers. We’ve compiled a list of basic maintenance and preparation you should consider to ensure that your fall driving is as safe as […]

    September 14, 2017

  • Back To School Safety

      Everyone looks forward to the first few days of school; meeting old friends, getting new clothes and finding the seat in the new classroom, all create an excitement this time of year. But as you get your kids ready for school we want to remind you of a few safety tips. Make sure your […]

    September 5, 2017