Archive | December, 2018

Stay Safe on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is a fantastic time to celebrate; out with the old, in with the new. And since 2018 has been quite a wild ride, let’s have a party! But, as you know, we at BMR Insurance always have your safety in mind, and that’s why we want you to enjoy yourself, if you can just keep these few recommendations at your fingertips: Continue Reading →

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Why You Should Call Your Insurance Agent in Early 2019

December has been quite a busy one, and not a great one for some. Let’s take a minute to remember those affected by the Camp and Woolsey fires, many of whom didn’t have a home to celebrate the holidays in. And with New Year’s Eve celebrations around the corner, the month’s activities are still in full swing. So why are we telling you to call your insurance agent in the new year? There are many reasons, but here are the top four for you—you’ve got nothing to lose, and so much to gain. In fact, you might lose out if you don’t call and have us review your policies! Here’s why: Continue Reading →

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Mother’s Voice More Effective than Smoke Alarm Alert

Smoke alarms are intended to wake everyone in the house and give them a chance to escape a house fire. But what if there’s something even more effective than a smoke alarm?

There is: A mother’s voice.

Researchers have found that a sleeping child is around three times more likely to be wakened by one of three voice alarm that has a mother’s voice rather than the one with a tone or high-pitched noise. Continue Reading →

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Don’t Let Your Christmas Tree Ruin the Holidays

Christmas trees are beautiful, and such a symbol of the holidays. Bright lights, ornaments from years past, and gifts gathered underneath. But they can also be deadly—a tree and gifts can catch fire in as little as 60 seconds, and completely burn within 10 minutes, thanks to the combination of the tree’s dryness, electrical lighting malfunctions, and heating sources in the wrong places. This usually happens while the family is asleep, making smoke detectors even more essential. $13 million—that’s how much property damage costs Christmas trees create annually!

But still, how can you resist a live tree? If you have to have one, please follow these safety precautions at all times to keep your family, guests and friends safe: Continue Reading →

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Shopping Safely in Stores During the Holiday Season

Last week we talked about staying safe online, and in that time Marriott hotel group announced a security breach. That should be another warning that our online information is not always safe! But we can’t forget about the dangers of shopping in brick-and-mortar retail shops, either. We don’t want to be all doom and gloom about the world, but unfortunately, there are people who prey on others for their own gain, and it’s smart to be prepared. Continue Reading →

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