Fall Newsletter 2018

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Fall is in full force and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Though this time of year is for celebrating, it's also a time for accidents. We want to make sure you and your loved ones are safe this holiday season so we put together a quick list of tips and tricks as well as an update on what is new in our agency!

Whats New!

Kids are heading back to school, summer vacations are winding down, grapes are being harvested, high school football is in full swing, the Oregon ducks have a new coach and the colors of fall have begun to fill our valley.

Here at Protectors Insurance we are also experiencing change. Health insurance plans, rates and companies are changing again. Cyber Liability insurance, a product that has only been around a short time, is the topic of choice with our business owners. New products are being introduced monthly and additional companies are being added so we are able to offer you the best products at the most competitive price. We have recently added several new people to our team in both our personal and commercial lines departments so we are able to provide you with the best possible service you have come to expect from Protectors Insurance.

As we witness disasters occurring throughout the country, we are reminded of how quickly life can change.  Storms, floods, fires, wind can come with little notice and have catastrophic consequences on our lives and our property.

Here at Protectors Insurance we understand how quickly life can change. Fall is a great time to schedule an insurance check up. We would love the opportunity to review your coverages with you to insure you are properly protected against life’s unexpected events. Give us a call to schedule a time for your review

Lloyd Williamson – Partner at Protectors Insurance

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

The National Fire Protection Agency finds Thanksgiving as one of the top holidays where home fires occur. It doesn’t matter whether you are a homeowner or a renter. You want to make sure that you are doing everything as safe as possible.

Here are 4 safety tips that you can follow to help prevent fires:

The Oven:  One of the most important is to stay in the kitchen at all times when you are cooking on the stove top. This will allow you to keep an eye on food and ensure that nothing is boiling over or burning.

Children:  If there are children around, be sure that they are at least 3 feet away from the stove area.   Turn handles in so that they cannot bump into them. Coffee, gravy, and steam from vegetables can cause serious burns.  Kids need to be educated about this.  You also want to make sure that they keep toys out of the kitchen so that you do not trip over them.

Electric Cords: Electrical cords need to be managed in the kitchen as well. You may have various kitchen electronics including mixers, coffee makers, plate warmers, and more. Ensure that the cords are tucked on the backside of the counter. Dangling cords can become a hazard when kids or pets pull them down.

Smoke Alarms: You also want to make sure you test your smoke alarms prior to doing any kind of cooking on Thanksgiving. There is a test button that you can push. If it doesn’t work, you will want to replace the batteries.

Most importantly enjoy time spent with family and friends.  Be thankful for all that you have been blessed with.  Have a safe and memorable Thanksgiving!

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Michael Williamson