Flood Insurance For Your Home

According to FEMA, flood claims occurred in every state in our country in 2016 with the average claim cost in excess of $31,000. Just because your property doesn’t sit next to a stream, river or other body of water doesn’t mean you won’t be impacted. Our recent hurricanes are a great example. Heavy rains can […]

How to Protect Your Home & Property from Wildfires

Wildfires occur every year and summer season is also known as fire season. Each year millions of acres across the country are scorched by both nature as well as human caused fire. By knowing how to minimize losses, human caused fires can drastically decrease with the proper education. Use these simple steps. Equipment or toys […]

Be Prepared for an Unexpected Power Outage

What to Do If Your Power Goes Out When nasty weather hits it can be easy to say, “it won’t affect me, our power never goes out!” But, being prepared in the event that you do lose power will save you a lot of nervousness and more. There are many things to consider when putting […]

Keep a Home Inventory Checklist Just in Case

Two Ways to Construct a List For most of us, we won’t have to experience a disastrous home loss such as a flood, fire, earthquake or other disaster. That doesn’t mean any of us should be less prepared for such an event should one occur. Preparing a home inventory can be a large task, but […]

Understanding Flood Insurance and Sewer Backup Coverage

Flood Insurance and Sewer Backup Insurance – Not the same thing. Floods are the most devastating natural disaster in the United States each year causing billions in losses and displacing thousands. While flooding is a common concern for those near rivers and streams, all homes in the United States can be caught off-guard by floods. […]

How to Put Together an At-Home Emergency Kit

Be Prepared with a Custom-Built Supplies Kit. Fall is a great time to consider disaster preparedness and to take a look at your family’s emergency kit. While disasters can happen anywhere, whether natural or man-made, it is important that your family be prepared. For many, the thought of having a disaster preparedness kit in their […]

Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Wind Damage

Does my Insurance Cover this? Every state in our country can have a tornado, hurricane or suffer from a severe windstorm, so understanding that your home is protected with the right insurance to cover this type of loss is critical. Browse your policy or call your agent before an event is forecast because once a […]

Generator Safety 101

At some point during this past winter, you may have lost power and depending on for how long, you may have gone and purchased a generator. Some purchase generators for the “just-in-case” scenario, while others use them for RVing or running a small shop. Regardless of why you have a backup generator, they can be […]

Earthquake Insurance in Mount Vernon, WA – A Solid Foundation

Unlike some natural disasters, earthquakes are extremely difficult to predict. There are several regions in the U.S. that are at higher risk than others for having the “big one” and we just happen to live in one of them. Depending on the depth, intensity and duration, an earthquake can do significant damage to a home […]

Protection for a Rainy Day: Flood Insurance in Mount Vernon, WA

Typically when we think of things like wildfires or snowstorms, we confine them to seasons. Not all natural disasters are season specific and events like massive rainstorms can occur with the right conditions any time of year. Keeping a flood insurance policy, even if you are not in a high-risk area may be a good […]