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!
Rainy season is just around the corner and there are some tasks we all need to add to our fall to-do list in order to be ready for the upcoming winter season! When is the last time you cleaned out your rain gutters? What about checked for signs of leakage in your home from the foundation or roof area? Are windows sealed, preventing warm air from escaping and cool air from entering? Do you have sandbags on hand to help protect your home in a downpour? When is the last time someone inspected your heater for carbon monoxide emissions to prevent deadly gasses from circulating in your home?
It looks like we all have our work cut out for us! Please share any tips and tricks or things we have missed in the comments below! Happy Fall, Ya’ll!
Established ten years ago, the Great American ShakeOut has encouraged children, adults and the community to be aware of new earthquake safety procedures! Today, millions of California residents will practice how to Drop, Cover & Hold On! Living in California, we have a greater risk of earthquakes…but it is smart for everyone to know what to do in the event of an earthquake.
Earthquakes can happen instantly and without warning. Do you know what to do? For example, if you are indoors, you should DROP to the ground, take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or furniture, and HOLD ON until the shaking stops! Additional safety tips can be found at Ready.gov and ways to participate in this day can be found at The Great American ShakeOut website.
Created in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge, Fire Prevention Week aims to disperse helpful information on fire safety and prevention. The National Fire Protection Association dedicated a special theme for this year: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware – Fire Can Happen Anywhere.” These simple tips are quite important when trying to be aware and prevent an emergency situation in your home. If anything, please remember the three tips below:
- Look for places a fire can start.
- Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm.
- Learn two ways out of each room.
We urge you to check out more fire safety tips on their official website by clicking here.
Are you thinking about switching homeowners insurance carriers, but waiting because your current policy hasn’t expired yet? There’s no reason to wait! You can start your new Western Mutual Insurance Group policy immediately and simply cancel your existing policy. Did you know that you are entitled to a refund from your current carrier if your policy is still in force? If you need assistance, we would be more than happy to help you cancel your old policy.
If you prefer to speak to a sales representative about your quote, or about how to go about switching insurance carriers mid-term, please call us at 877-WMUTUAL (877-968-8825), extension 5344, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST/PDT.