Category Archives: Home Tips

Fire Deaths in Washington State Linked to Home Heating Equipment

12
Jan
2015

A recent  press release by the Office of the State Fire Marshal reminds to be careful when using indoor space heaters during these cold winter months.  Please stay warm — safely!!   Four people have been killed in two recent […]


Electrical Fire Safety

12
Nov
2014

As temperatures drop below the freezing point, it can be tricky to keep the house warm and cozy.  An extra heater in the room sometimes does the trick… But be careful as you use appliances and heaters!  Circuits can be […]


10 Tips To Avoid Water Damage to Your Home

15
Oct
2014

There are ways to protect yourself against costly water losses and claims.  Follow these ten easy tips to keep your home safe and well-maintained: Outside: 1.  Disconnect Hoses Standing water in a hose may freeze back into the pipe and […]


Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

27
Sep
2014

The cold and rainy season is just around the corner… So use these last golden days to get caught up on home maintenance chores that will help keep your home clean and prevent damage.  Even better?  The good feeling of […]


Avoid Electrical Fires With Proper Maintenance, Use and Prevention

4
May
2012

The Office of the State Fire Marshal recently published this handy overview with tips to avoid electrical fires in the home.  Please take a moment to read, and make changes in your home if necessary… It may save lives! Each […]


Dramatic Rise In Residential Burglaries and 7 Ways to Avoid Them

3
Feb
2012

The City of Everett Police Department recently published a Crime Alert that shows a dramatic increase in residential burglaries in our community.  Based on research by the Crime Analysis Unit, most burglaries occur on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays around midday, with the most […]


4 Ways To Prevent Damage As Snow Melts

20
Jan
2012

Just in time for this week’s wintry snowstorm (and ensuing snow melt) that hit the Pacific Northwest, PEMCO Insurance published a very helpful article on how to prevent additional damage (after the risk of fender benders and falling trees) from melting […]


Why Your Insurance Should Be Part Of Your Holiday Party Planning

20
Dec
2011

For many people, the holidays are a time of parties, gatherings, and open houses.  And indeed, part of the magic of the Season includes being surrounded by family and friends.  If you are hosting, however, your planning shouldn’t stop at […]


6 Ways to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

20
Oct
2011

As fall and winter make their arrival in Washington, many of us don’t only dread the dreary weather, but also the arrival of the gas or electricity bill.  Blissfully low during the summer months, cold-season utility bills can harbor their share of […]