While a long overdue burst of rain may be great for trees and lawns, it doesn’t always bode well for homes. Weeks or months of wet weather may not only result in wet weather blues, it may leave your Washington home a little worse for wear. Home insurance may cover you for water related damage around the home; however it’s important to understand just what is and isn’t covered.
With the end of summer in Washington the nights start to draw in and
before we know it daylight savings will be here again which means that
chances are, if you commute to work regularly, you will be doing at
least one of your trips in the dark. Driving at night can be riskier
than driving in daylight and neglecting to take safety precautions could
potentially lead to an accident and a car insurance claim.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
over 3,000 people were killed in the US in 2010 from distracted
driving, mainly text messaging. In a recent article in the Washington
Examiner, Transportation secretary Ray La Hood called for employers to
implement policies discouraging employees from driving while distracted.
Encouraging your staff members to drive more responsibly can not only
help keep everyone safer, it could even lead to lower car insurance
costs for your business.
Are you on a tight budget but looking at buying a car? As far as your
budget is concerned, you need to consider the price of the car
initially, the costs of keeping it on the road, and how much car
insurance could cost you.
It’s the height of summer now in Washington – time for the whole family
to enjoy the sun, time outdoors and all the things that make for great
vacation time. However, every year, we hear of children drowning in
backyard swimming pools and somehow, the message can’t be getting
through about pool safety, because those stories are still appearing on
the evening news. A pool should be something fun, but it can be a
serious safety risk if proper precautions aren’t taken, and that can
impact your home insurance.
Summer is traditionally a time for severe storms and heavy rain. The
strong winds that often accompany stormy weather can significantly
damage parts of your home, particularly your roof. Roof damage may lead
to other long term problems for your home and a claim for repairs on
your home insurance. Help keep your home safe and your insurance
premiums lower by taking steps to storm proof your roof.
Are you planning a long vacation or road trip this summer? When you are
traveling with a family, particularly if you are going away for a long
time it can be difficult to fit everything in your car. How you pack
your car can have implications for your comfort, convenience and even
your safety while you are on the road. Pack your car
safely for a smoother and less stressful trip and possibly even avoid
having a collision and a claim on your Washington car insurance as a
Although you may not be handyman material, having the knowledge and
equipment to fix small things around the home can save you money on
repair costs, and potentially help to prevent a little problem becoming a
major issue and a claim on your Washington home insurance.
Keeping a tool kit handy around the house means that you will have the
implements you need to attend to little problems here and there, so you
won’t be able to make excuses.
Driving is one of those tasks that require focusing on multiple things
at one time. With so much to think about, particularly if you are
driving in heavy traffic or challenging weather conditions, it can be
easy to forget to check your mirrors. Being aware of what is happening
on the road around you is one of the best ways to avoid having an
accident and being a more aware driver could even help you keep your Washington car insurance costs lower.
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