Spring Home Maintenance

Spring is a great time to review your home for any minor repairs needed after the storms and cold of winter.  While some may require the assistance of professionals, these tasks can help you get your home ready to safely enjoy Summer and outdoor fun!

  1. Clean gutters and downspouts – remove any dried leaves or debris, make any needed minor repairs, and ensure water is easily running through and away from the home and foundation.
  2. Repair damaged walkways and outside areas – Look for cracks, holes and other hazards and schedule repairs before BBQ season is in full swing.
  3. Check sprinkler and irrigation systems for leaks or damaged sprinkler heads.  Make sure none are spraying the home or windows as this can cause moisture problems. 
  4. Trim back broken or dead tree branches, especially any hanging close or over the home.
  5. Test all CO2 and smoke alarms and change batteries where needed.
  6. Schedule HVAC system service if needed and change any filters. 
  7. Check screen doors and windows for any tears or holes to help keep those summer bugs out. 

Spring into Savings by Switching

Western Mutual is proud to announce that we received an A+ rating by AM Best and a near perfect score on Clearsurance, an insurance review site.

This accomplishment comes from our dedicated staff and happy customers who switched and saved with us.  All it takes is 30-seconds and you can see how much you may be overpaying with your current insurer.

Visit us online at www.westernmutual.com or call 1-800-968-8825 to speak with one of our licensed agents. Available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00PM PST.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Today marks the beginning of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month where we recognize the significance of being a safe driver and avoiding distractions while behind the wheel. With over 700 daily accidents occurring because of distracted driving, we must know how crucial focusing on the road truly is.

According to the group Mothers Again Drunk Driving (MADD), we can drastically reduce the chance of someone being injured by simply muting our phones and looking at the road. Talking or texting on a phone – even if it is hands-free – diverts attention away from the road and the potential to save a life. 

Join us in taking a pledge that we will do our part in making the roads a safer place for everyone.

Easter Weekend

As we prepare for this holiday weekend filled with eggs, gift baskets and confetti…let us also remember to plan a tasty dish that will have all your guest hopping to get seconds. As we know, deviled eggs are a staple to Easter and are simple to make. But why not add a twist that will make your egg-cellent dish something to dye for?

Dyed deviled eggs are the new craze and only add one additional step to the already fast and easy meal, bringing together comfort and color. 

All you need to do is add 1 cup of water to a bowl and a few drops of your desired food coloring, and steep up to 4 peeled, halved egg whites (per bowl) until the desired color.  If color is too pale, add more food coloring.  Drain the egg whites on a paper towel and continue usual deviled eggs recipe.

Enjoy and share a photo of your bright creation! And whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or any other holidays this time of year, we hope you have a wonderful, relaxing Spring weekend.