Cold Weather Prep

It is beginning to look a lot like winter!  In order to prepare you and your families for cooler weather, we have created a cold weather checklist! Check it out below and please add any ones we missed in the comments below!

  • Close off unneeded rooms and place towels or rugs over cracks under the doors to keep the warm air in and cool air out
  • If you have a fireplace, make sure you have a good supply of firewood that can keep you and your family warm in the event of power outages
  • Have flashlights and batteries available for blackouts and avoid using candles as they can become a fire hazard
  • Provide shelter for pets and the elderly
  • Bring plants inside to protect them from the elements
  • Use blackout curtains as they prevent heat loss
  • Reverse your ceiling fans to make them spin clockwise and create an updraft that pushes warm air around the room without creating a wind chill
  • Clean the gutters off of your roof as when clogged, rain and melted snow can cause leaks and damage to your home’s infrastructure
  • Maintain tree limbs and brush because wind, rain, snow and ice can cause them to break and fall

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Way Back Wednesday

Did you know? That prior to the first type of comprehensive homeowners’ insurance that was offered in the early 1950’s, an individual was responsible for purchasing separate policies for each type of potential peril. This means that “Way Back When”, coverage for fire loss, theft and personal property were not included in one agreement. As you could imagine, it did not take long for insurance companies to realize that creating an all-encompassing policy was beneficial for the homeowners and the next step in advancing the HOI industry.

If you would like to review your policy, feel free to call us at 877-WMUTUAL (877-968-8825), Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM PST/PDT

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Cyber Monday

Are you on the market for a homeowners insurance carrier? Today, while shopping online for holiday gifts and impulse purchases, don’t forget to get an instant quote from one of our quality companies (Western Mutual, Arizona Home and Residence Mutual). Just one click could save you money on home insurance for you and your family! Who knows, you could even save enough to allow for more holiday shopping splurges!

Visit our website or call us at 877-968-8825 to learn more about our coverages and what you can add on to your policy!

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Thanksgiving Day Fire Safety

Did you know that the greatest number of home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day? According to the National Fire Protection Association, the top causes range from leaving equipment unattended and having a heat source too close to flammable materials to misuse of products and accidentally leaving cooking equipment on. This week, please be mindful of this information and remain aware of what can happen if appliances turned on and left unattended.

We wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Veteran’s Day

Today, we honor the brave men, women and service animals who fought to keep our nation safe. We realize that without their sacrifices, our citizens would be unable to enjoy some comforts that we have grown accustom to. As a community, company, team and family, together we honor our veterans today on this special day as well as each and every day.

To our brave men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, thank you.

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Motivational Monday

As we enter the festive and hectic holiday season, we wanted to remind you to not forget to take time for yourselves. Day to day life, endless to-do lists, meetings and commitments can seem extremely daunting. If you take each one at a time, instead of focus on your entire schedule, it can help to make everything less overwhelming. We urge you to take your day, step by step, and remember to stop and be thankful for the little things in everyday life! Here’s to a successful week ahead! Happy Monday to you all!

Do you have any ways of staying on task and positive during the holiday season? Please share them below!

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Happy Halloween

It’s that time of year again…the time aliens beam down, ninjas roam the suburbs, princesses reign over our communities, vampires lurk in the bushes… Yes, it is Halloween time! How will your family ring in this festive holiday? Do you dress up, throw a party, greet trick or treaters at the door or watch a scary movie? Whatever you choose to do, all of us at Western Mutual, Residence Mutual and Arizona Home wish you a festive, safe and spoooooooktacular Halloween!

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