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Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries When Springing Forward

You have just 120 seconds to escape a burning home

On Sunday, March 8, it’s time to spring forward and set your clocks ahead one hour to mark the beginning of daylight saving time. It’s also time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. This reminder is fresh on our minds after McClain Insurance community member Chuck H. wrote to us with the following advice: […]

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Get ready for more snow. Forecasts of 5-10 inches of snow (or more!) have prompted a Winter Storm Watch for much of Western Washington. We want to make sure you have the information you may need should this “Nor’wester” snowstorm be as strong as predicted. Our advice: After the snow starts falling, stay home. Even […]

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Halloween Safety: Tips for a Spooktacular Time

The spirit of Halloween may be spooky, but nobody wants a real tragedy on All Hallows Eve

Halloween is quickly approaching, which means treats are being purchased and tricks are being prepared. Along with pranks, tricks, and scary costumes come potential insurance claims. The McClain Insurance team wants to remind you how to celebrate safely this All Hallows Eve. Take Charge of Fire Safety  Carving pumpkins is one of our favorite Halloween […]

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In light of  our hot and dry weather, we appeal to you:  Please refrain from lighting personal fireworks this 4th of July!   Please remember that all fireworks are illegal in Everett.  Over the years, our office sadly has sadly come across dozens of firework-related injuries, claims and even a home entirely destroyed by fire. […]

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  It’s officially summer and it seems that blue skies and bright sunshine are here to stay!  What better way to cool off than with a trip to a local swimming beach.  But as you prepare to take your family to the water, keep in mind that most local swimming beaches have eliminated life guards […]

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‘Tis the season when we think about our loved ones, and how we can bless them with a big or small surprise.  Problem is, most of them already have everything!! (Or so it seems.)  We can help:  This year, give the Gift of Safety!  Our team has worked together to bring your our favorite safety […]

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As the Holidays draw near, you might be packing up your family to head out – over the river and through the wood – to various winter festivities.  But on slippery roads and with unpredictable weather, it’s important to be prepared.  From something as simple as ugly traffic, to blizzard-like conditions over the mountain passes […]

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As temperatures drop below the freezing point, it can be tricky to keep the house warm and cozy.  An extra heater in the room sometimes does the trick… But be careful as you use appliances and heaters!  Circuits can be overloaded quickly and cause home fires.  Stay safe with these tips from the Office of […]

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