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Your roof is quite possibly the most important part of your house.  After all, most people refer to their home as “the roof above their head” rather than “the walls around them”. Yet the quality of a roof is strongly related to the quality of its maintenance:  Good maintenance helps tremendously in preventing water damage […]

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If you are getting ready for a romantic evening with your loved one (whether it is today, on Valentine’s Day, or on any other day of the year), there are just some classic elements to help set the mood…  and they never get old.  Don’t you think?  Flowers, chocolate, jewelry, soft music and, of course, […]

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Join us on Wednesdays for an answer to a “What If” insurance question.  Everyday questions for everyday life – answered right here on the McClain Insurance Blog at Blog.AutoHomeBoat.com. If you have a “What If” question that you’d like answered, simply submit a comment below, or send an e-mail to claudia@autohomeboat.com. What If…  I Own Expensive […]

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This time of year, “trees” are on many people’s minds… Christmas trees that is! But what about the trees out in your yard and (especially) the ones near your house?  No, we are not talking about how to get the lights up there, but rather, about how to keep those trees from coming down in […]

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As temperatures rise and burnbans are up, we’d like to ask: How ‘firewise’ are you? A client from Eastern Washington (and member of the McClain family – he’s Nick’s father-in-law) recommended a great website for homeowners and communities in high-risk areas for wildfires:  Please visit Firewise.org for valuable information and resources. Here is a great excerpt:  Seven Features of a […]

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Join us each Wednesday for an answer to another “What If” insurance question.  Everyday questions for everyday life – answered right here on the McClain Insurance blog at AutoHomeBoat.WordPress.com If you have a “What If” question that you’d like answered, please simply submit a comment below, or send an e-mail to claudia[at]mcagent.org.   What If […]

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Welcome to “What If” Wednesday! Join us each Wednesday for an answer to another “What If” insurance question.  Everyday questions for everyday life – answered right here on the McClain Insurance blog at AutoHomeBoat.Wordpress.com If you have a “What If” question that you’d like answered, please simply submit a comment below, or send an e-mail […]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas Eve, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring ……but what on earth was that unexpected and unmistakable sound of running water!  Yes, this was how the McClain family greeted midnight on Christmas Eve! What seemed like an easy fix (jump out of bed, hop to the sink, turn […]

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Last month, Claudia (rather involuntarily) spent a single weekend experiencing various claims scenarios.  As you can see:  Not even insurance agents are safe from claims! This is Claudia’s true weekend adventure:  1)       Coleslaw-Induced Pipe Backup If you sometimes get bitten by the Saturday morning house cleaning bug, like Claudia and Pat, you may find yourself […]

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As I was doing research on catastrophes the other day, I ran into a surprising fact: Did you know that the risk for an average home to be destroyed in a fire is about 10%, while the risk of the same home to be destroyed in a flood is about 26%? Who would have thought! […]

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