Pool Safety

It’s summer time and the best time to be hanging out around your pool with your family and friends. While pools can be so much fun for everyone, they can also be very scary. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, on average, 350 children under the age of 5 drown each year in a pool. Ensure your pools is safe for everyone with the help from these safety tips:

💦 Install a fence around your pool and keep it locked when an adult is not present
💦 Stay away from pool drains
💦 Know how to preform CPR on children and adults
💦 Never leave a child unattended in or near water
💦 No running
💦 Never swim alone
💦 Teach children how to swim

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Boat Safety

Before taking your boat out this summer, double check that you have all of the required safety devices before heading out on the water. Visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website to brush up on your boating laws and responsibilities to avoid a ticket while on the water.

Required by the Coast Guard
⚓️ A life jacket that fits every person on your boat
⚓️ A throwable flotation device
⚓️ A fire extinguisher
⚓️ Visual signaling devices, such as flares
⚓️ Sound signaling devices, such as a horn or whistle

Extra supplies in case of emergency
⚓️ First aid kit
⚓️ Oars
⚓️ An orange flag – to be displayed when a person is in the water
⚓️ A cell phone or boat radio to call for help, if needed
⚓️ Anchor

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UTV Policies

Side by sides have become a very popular recreational activity. Is your side by side insured? We offer some great UTV policies to protect not only your machine, but also you and your passengers in case of injury. Give us a call to discuss your options!

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Lawncare Business Liability Insurance

Do you own a lawncare company? Do you have commercial general liability insurance? If you answered no to the second question, give us a call! We offer affordable general liability policies to protect against injuries to your clients and damage to their property.

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Grilling Safety

Summer is right around the corner which means BBQ season is near too. Keep yourself safe this grilling season with these safety tips:

🌭 Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your house
🌭 Clean your grill regularly
🌭 Check for gas leaks
🌭 Keep decorations away from your grill
🌭 Keep a fire extinguisher within a couple steps of your grills
🌭 Never turn on the gas while your grill lid is closed
🌭 Never leave your grill unattended
🌭 Never use your grill in your garage or under a porch

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New Home Insurance

Did you know that Spring is the best time to buy or sell a house? The experts say that Spring brings out the most buyers because the longer days and warmer weather make people want to get out and look at homes. They also say that many buyers start searching in Spring expecting to close no later than the Summer. This gives families an ample amount of time to get acclimated to their new neighborhood and school district before the start of the new school year. If you are searching for a new home, we would be happy to give you a quote for insurance!

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Tax Day

Traditionally, April 15 is tax day. However, the IRS has announced that they have pushed the federal income tax filing due date back to May 17, 2021. If you have been putting your taxes off, you still have one more month to get them done!

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When Should I Plant?

If you are planting a garden this summer, this is a helpful list on when to plant!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States was held in Bostin in 1737. Check out these other interesting facts about St. Patrick’s Day:

🍀  The color of St. Patrick’s Day was originally blue
🍀  Beer is one of the most widely consumed beverages on St. Patrick’s Day
🍀  Legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning: Hope, Faith, Love, and Luck
🍀  Your odds of finding a four leaf clover are 1 in 10,000
🍀  Chicago dyes the river green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

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National Worship of Tools Day

March 11 is National Worship of Tools Day. This is a day to go out to the garage, shed, or wherever you keep your tools; clean them, reorganize them, make something new with them, or maybe go buy a new one. Even better, call your insurance agent to ensure your tools are covered on your policy!

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