High Wildfire-Risk Homes in California May Have New Rules

The Woolsey Fire. The Thomas Fire. The Camp Fire. The entire town of Paradise, California was consumed by flames last fall, with almost 14,000 homes destroyed and 85 people killed, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire in the last 100 years. Over the last few years, California has seen some increasingly deadly wildfires, and they […]

Do You Have a Broken Sewer Line?

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare: sewer water flooding from toilets across the floor. It’s not just water damage, it’s water damage of the worst kind. While not always preventable, there are signs that you may have a clogged or broken sewer pipe, and if you notice these items, do not delay in getting a sewer drain […]

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 […]

Tenant Vandalism is on the Rise—What Can Landlords Do?

Dennis Myers will be the first to say life as a landlord it not all it’s cooked up to be. Over his last 20 years of experience of owning rentals in Orange County, he feels as everything is getting worse–tenants aren’t respecting properties, rent payments, or landlords. He says what people don’t realize when they […]

Damaged Windshield: Repair or Replace?

Is it just you or has that tiny chip in your windshield grown into a crack which has fingers reaching all the way over to the driver’s side? No, it’s not just you– chips from pebbles, sand, and other sources of impact can become big problems within no time. The windshield is a part of […]

Spring Clean Your Yard

Not that California is exactly coming out of a long and hard six month winter, but we have had our share of storms and wear on the yard and the house. With spring come the months of entertaining and playing outdoors, a sun that exposes more of the wear and tear, and of course, spring […]

Insurance for Valentine’s Day Gifts

Did you find the perfect diamond necklace? The beautiful tennis bracelet that they’ve been aching for, the Rolex watch that you know is just right? Before you run out of the shop and over to your Valentine’s Day date, make sure your gift is insured. The insurance is just the cherry on top of this […]

What Does a “Hit and Run Accident” Mean?

What’s called a “hit-and-run” accident can be more broadly defined than you might assume. It’s not just the dramatic hit-and-run like those in the movies (cue car chase and mystery driver who actually has personal motive to hit your vehicle). A hit-and-run accident can involve cars, pedestrians, or even other pieces of property. If you’ve […]

Flood Insurance with El Niño — Why You Need It

In our drought-plagued state, rain is something of a novelty; out come the coats, scarves and boots as we enthusiastically embrace the “winter season.” The ideal of rain aligns with scampering through puddles, the kids twirling under the droplets with umbrellas; curling up by the fire with a good book and a cup of coffee […]