From the category archives: Brooks-Waterburn Corp Insurance Protection Blog


6/12/2013 12:13 AM

Poolside Safety

It's summer time and pools are a great way to beat the heat. Even though poolside activities can be fun, there are still some safety precautions that should be taken. Swimming without supervision can lead to drowning. Every year we hear about the deaths of children who fall into pools and drown because a gate was left open or there was lack of  adult presence.  Also, many can injuries occur as a result from slipping on decks and falling from diving boards and ladders. Here are some precautions you can take to help lessen the possibility of an injury or death: ~ Remember to always be alert! Watch your children when they are near or in a pool. Teach children safety water tips and share instructions with family and friends. ~ Learn how to swim if you don’t already know how to and teach your children also. It’s a good idea learn the basics of life-saving as well as CPR, so you can assist in case of an emergency. ~ Create a pool safety toolkit equipped with a first aid kit, scissors, a ...


Read More


12/18/2012 10:17 PM

Tips on Protecting Your Home While You're Away

Vacations are fun, but they may be costly if you fail to secure your home while you are away.  Burglars see this as an opportunity to target empty homes. There are over 2 million burglaries each year, mostly residential. Here are five preventative steps to keep your home safe: ~Dead-bold window and door locks to help slow a burglar down.  You may also receive a discount on your insurance policy for installing these devices. ~Invest in a burglar alarm.  An alarm system can result in an insurance discount. ~Make sure you have strong doors.  Outside doors and frames should be made of metal or solid hardwood and be at least 1 ¾ - inches thick.  Garage doors also need strong locks. ~If you save personal information on your computer, make sure it’s difficult to access. ~Keep valuables locked and well hidden.  Don’t leave personal documents in your desk since burglars know to look for them there.  Expensive jewelry should be hidden somewhere other than the ...


Read More


7/6/2011 12:40 AM

Protect Yourself-An Agent Reveals 373 Ways to Protect the Safety & Well Being of What Matters Most To You...

Here is an excerpt from my latest book "Protect Yourself"  It gives some important information on protecting your home. How to Protect Your Home and Save Money As far as I'm concerned, home safety boils down to two things – protecting your home and possessions, and taking care of yourself and your family. Let's start with the building and contents.  Things that won't cost you a cent You don't have to turn your home into a fortress or spend a lot of money to make your place a heck-of-a-lot tougher for thieves to penetrate. In fact, there are a few things that won't cost a cent. I'm thinking here about keeping your doors and windows locked whenever possible, the garage door shut, letting trustworthy neighbors know and canceling newspaper and mail deliveries when you're going away, and fixing those shaky old fences.  Don't hide an emergency door key outside – thieves know all the "secret" places you believe they'll never think of, including that little bunny-rabbit figurine with ...


Read More