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

11/17/2015 9:10 AM

Top 5 Reasons You Need an Insurance Agent

If you're thinking of buying insurance from one of those direct writers, read this first.  If your goal is to protect your family or business from disaster, saving a few dollars on your policy may not be the right answer.  Here a 5 of my top reasons why you need an insurance agent. 

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1/9/2015 11:37 AM

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Pipe breaks can be devastating, so anything you can do to minimize the risk is extremely helpful. As with most systems and parts of your property prevention is by far the best solution, below are several key things you can do to:

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6/24/2014 10:00 PM

6 Helpful Tips for Preventing Theft & Fraud in the Workplace

Sharing confidential company information, stealing equipment and manipulating data are all serious offenses in the workplace. Employee fraud and theft rates have increased in the past decade. These crimes now equal an average of five percent of a company's annual revenue. The following tips help prevent fraud and theft in the workplace. 1. Check references thoroughly . Many employers avoid checking candidates' references. They often make the mistake of assuming that a candidate would not put a reference on the list if that contact would not give a glowing report. However, many candidates provide erroneous phone numbers for personal references. In addition to this, previous employers may reveal important information about that worker's history and tendency for fraud or theft. 2. Conduct pre-employment background checks. This is an important step for any employer to take. However, it is especially important for employers hiring people who will handle cash or have access to sensitive financial ...

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6/11/2014 4:00 AM

How to Prepare the Construction Site for Severe Storms

Every construction site needs a storm preparedness plan to ensure a safe environment during hazardous weather. It is important to take the necessary time to develop a good plan several months before the storm season begins. Contractors and builders lose millions every year during storm season because of a lack of preparedness. A plan can be executed in just a couple of hours, and the investment is very small. When comparing the invested amount to the possible losses, it is easier for any contractor to get started with making a plan. The following checklist should be completed far before the start of the storm season. Storm Preparedness Checklist 1. Clean the construction site daily. 2. Take photos of the site daily to record project progress before a storm might hit. 3. Order crew leaders to complete current jobs before starting new ones. 4. Complete regular maintenance for electrical and mechanical equipment. 5. Maintain an adequate number of sandbags or water detention devices. 6. Secure all staging ...

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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 ...

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5/30/2012 1:59 AM

The Importance of Having an Insurance Agent

Whether it’s driving to work, picking up the kids, or meeting up with friends, everybody is engulfed in their daily routines and activities.  Most people don’t think about what could be lurking around the corner and how life can change in an instant.

Maggie’s touching story reiterates how unpredictable life can be and how your insurance agent can help guide you when the unexpected occurs. People like Maggie are the reason why we do what we do every day.

Maggie’s Story


4/17/2011 11:07 PM

Protect Yourself

1. Make the time to review and understand the risks that surround you.     We live in an age of rapid change and deepening uncertainty. Perhaps more than ever before in our lifetimes, we have no idea what tomorrow will bring.  But one thing we do know is how much we want to protect those thingst hat are precious to us – our family and friends, our homes and other property, and our own well-being. That, at least, is a constant in our busy lives. We also know that, despite these unchanging needs, we face challenges and risks to them that call for sensible preparation and timely action. Our aim is to give you the information and tools you can use to meet those challenges. By knowing how to cut the risks and how to respond effectively in an accident or crisis, you can substantially improve your security and the welfare of those who matter so much to you, and gain some peace of mind. Oftentimes, safekeeping is a matter of commonsense. But in the hectic whirl of life ...

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