Happy Halloween!

We’ve made it to the most frightening weekend of the year, where witches fly high in the sky, princesses reign over our communities and 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 safe and spooktacular Halloween!

Child Proofing Checklist

Are you looking for a baby proofing checklist that covers all areas of the house? We’ve got you covered.

Children getting hurt is the most heartbreaking moment for parents, therefore start baby-proofing the house little by little even before the baby arrives. The checklist below will help you get started so that when your little one arrives you can get rest assured your home is ready.

1. Safety Gates

If you have stairs in the house or an open room structure, you may want to restrict the baby’s movement to a few spots of the home. In this case, you need safety gates. When safety gates are not suited to your home layout you can consider a playpen.

2. Fireplace Screen

The first thing to install when you have a crawling baby in the house is a fireplace screen. Most fireplaces have left over residue or wood burning tools that can cause them harm.

3. Table Corner Guards

Protect your little ones head from bumping against sharp table edges by fitting table corner guards. This should include television stands, dressers and outdoor furniture.

4. Plastic Cover on Electrical Outlets

Put plastic covers over all low lying electrical outlets and keep electrical instruments like hair irons and clothing irons out of reach from children’s play areas. This deters them from sticking any small toys into the outlet and will eliminate the possibility of being tangled in the cords of your bathroom instruments.

5. Secure Curtains

One object in the house that gets the most attention from babies and toddlers is floor-length curtains. Make sure to secure your curtains safely with rings. If this is not possible, try and install cordless blinds.

Bonus tip: Purchase a bathtub faucet cover.  This will protect your little one from hitting their head on the metal spout and injuring themselves.

Gourd-Geous Day To Celebrate

Today is National Pumpkin Day! 

Celebrate by visiting a pumpkin patch, carving a jack-o-lantern or baking some fall goodies. Use the hashtag #NationalPumpkinDay when sharing your pumpkin day snapshots and view how others spent theirs. Give ‘em pumpkin to talk about.

If you do plan on carving a gourd, but you’re not sure what to carve or where to start…we would like to share some quick tips to help you celebrate National Pumpkin Day.

  1. Get a pumpkin with a stem – These pumpkins are easier to carve as they have a natural handle to help you hold it sturdy.
  2. Don’t dismiss a weirdly-shaped pumpkins – Go weird or go home. Oddly shaped pumpkins are unique and therefore even a simple smiley face craved into them will look more eccentric.
  3. Have a pumpkin-carving plan – there are carving kits one can buy that’ll have ideas which can get your thinking wheels turning.
  4. Wait to carve your pumpkin—but work fast once you start – Pumpkins do not last long once carved but once you have started make sure you finish as they will begin to wilt or dry out depending on weather.

Happy Carving!

We Want To Hear From You

Western Mutual and Arizona Home Insurance invite you to review your experience with us and give feedback online via Yelp, Google or Clearsurance, or directly to us at direct@westernmutual.com.

With over 75 years in business we know that our word of mouth growth and many years of service were made possible by our policyholders and we want to hear from you!

We thank you in advance for taking the time to do so and hope that we meet your expectations each and every time you call.

Are You Ready For It?

The ‘Great Shakeout’ will happen tomorrow October 21st at 10 A.M.

Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes: “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” ShakeOut also has been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to update emergency plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.

Several states up and down the west coast plan on participating as well as states like Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. Earthquakes are completely unexpected and being prepared and knowing how to take cover can be the difference between life and death.

Let us know how you plan on participating. Stay safe, stay prepared.

Hablamos Español

For over 78 years our company has provided exceptional service and has been recognized as one of the top insurance companies time and time again.

Western Mutual and Arizona Home appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your family.

We would like to take this moment and introduce part of our team- our sales agents- who are here to help you acquire a policy and save you money while doing it.

They have been in the insurance industry for over a decade, each capable of assisting our Spanish customers as well.

Give us a call and let us help you 1-877-968-8825 or visit us online at www.westernmutual.com

Para su cotizacion gratuita porfavor visite https://www.westernmutual.com/espanol y uno de nuestros agentes se pondrá en comunicación con usted lo mas pronto posible.

Zero Justified Complaints

A 2021 consumer complaint report was released for the top 50 Homeowners Insurance Companies whom conduct business in California. Of those 50, only four companies had zero justified complaints. We are so proud and excited to say, we were one of those four.

We want to thank not only our amazing staff for continuing to provide exceptional service each and every day but also to our customers for allowing us to protect your home for the past 75 years.

Western Mutual and Arizona Home Insurance are very proud of our team and their excellent service to our policyholders.

Saving You Money Is Our Ghoul

Its spooky season and there is nothing scarier this time of year than knowing the holidays have arrived and you haven’t saved any money.

We’re happy to tell you that we are here to help you save!

With our A+ rating by AM Best and over 75 years of experience protecting homeowners like you, you don’t have to cut quality for a lower price.  Our agents are ready to assist you with all your coverage questions and with making the switch hassle- free.

Visit us online for a free, 30 second quote and watch how easy it is to switch and save. Or call toll-free Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM PST at 1-(877)-968-8825.

Mental Health Awareness Day

Mental Health Awareness Day is celebrated every October 10th with the purpose of raising awareness and spreading education about mental health issues. Mental health has come to focus in pandemic times like never before as people of all age groups and occupations bear the brunt of the ‘new normal’.

What was once a taboo subject was now at the forefront of tabloids, news headlines and an open discussion of those who finally sought out help with others that had similar stories.

Mental health affects 1 in every 5 adults with the most symptoms like depression, fatigue, headaches and isolation. Untreated, these symptoms can lead to more severe conditions like kidney failure, diabetes, heart problems and even cancer.

So let’s not be silent about it anymore!

For more information, you can visit www.mentalhealth.gov for resources such as centers in your area that offer assistance and group meetings. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Get In User, We’re Going Shopping

It seems that since March of 2020 we adjusted into becoming avid online users and expert shoppers. This meant having everything delivered such as our groceries, gym equipment and even office supplies right to our front door.

Although it was convenient not having to leave the house and having everything brought to you, this in return created a steep increase in package thefts. And with the holiday season approaching, more packages means more opportunity.

Here are 3 simple ways we can avoid being victims of theft:

Installing cameras and recording devices. Most smart home systems connect directly to your phone and enable 24-hour surveillance from wherever you’re located.

Ask the delivery drivers to place your packages behind porch plants, under mats or in other hidden locations.

Opt to have your items delivered to a locker where only you have access to retrieve the item.

Take the time to plan your orders and track them so that you don’t become the target of unwanted porch pirates. Happy shopping!