Archive | June, 2016

BMR Insurance Agency: 75 Years and Counting


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If you ask anyone in our office, they’ll tell you BMR Insurance is a company that values its relationships with the community it supports, the consumers for whom it provides service, and the employees it nurtures. This is no surprise, considering BMR is a third-generation family-owned company. In celebrating our 75th anniversary this year, we can truly see the extent to which our company has become ingrained within the community. We are special in that we strives to flourish and expand, but also to never outgrow our ability to serve the customers who have been along for the ride. If you call the office, you’ll never get an automated voice, but a real person, with a real interest in you, the customer. Continue Reading →

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Prepare Your Pool for Summer

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Last month we shared some barbecue safety tips – and on the same note of summer and backyard activities, we’ve compiled instructions for prepping your pool for summer. Whether for a graduation party, block party, or a family get together, you want your pool clean and sparkling, after a cold (well, as cold as southern California can be) winter. Opening your pool, especially as a new pool owner, can be quite a process. However, it’s important for both the safe enjoyment of your pool, and to upkeep your pool and prevent any future damages. Continue Reading →

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How to Keep Pets Safe From Fire

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Pets have a long-standing place in the home. There’s the classic image of a family, gathered around the living room, silently relaxing into each other’s presence, the loyal family dog at the hearth. Or the cat, napping on the porch alongside the rocking chair, the dog playing in the yard with the youngsters.

But there’s something wrong with the first image: the proximity to the hearth. Pets can inadvertently start fires– whether from accidentally bumping a candle, curiously nosing into the heat of a fire, or straying too close to the barbecue. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), pets and wild animals play a part in starting 700 fires annually.  For the sake of both your home and pets, take the following safety tips from the experts. Continue Reading →

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It’s the Most Dangerous Time on the Road for Teen Drivers

Teen driving car

A parent would never argue about the concern they have for their child’s or children’s safety, especially if they have teen drivers. That’s because, inarguably, the largest threat to a teenager’s safety is driving. The statistics are frighteningly dramatic– featuring averages such as six teenagers die in a car accident a day, just under a million teenagers die annually in car accidents, and the most dangerous years of one’s life lie between ages 16 and 17 (largely due to teenage driving). Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in this age group, outranking cancer and suicide. One in four teens are likely to be in a car accident This is not the time to let independence reign in your child’s life, but rather the time to run interference. Compound this with the fact that May and June are the most dangerous month for teenage drivers, and it’s time to pay attention. Continue Reading →

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