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How to Make Your Family Vacation a Great One

Jul 12 2019 Summer is here, which means it’s time to think about family vacations! (If you haven’t been thinking about them all year, that is.) The family part of family vacations, however, can make things a little complicated. You... more »

Fluffy and Fido Need Emergency Kits, Too

Jun 19 2019 We all know we should have an emergency kit ready to go if disaster strikes. But what many of us may not think about is that our pets need to have one, too. June is National Pet Preparedness Month, which makes it a... more »

Boating Season is Here – Are You Up to Speed on Safety?

Jun 7 2019 With spring in full bloom and summer just on the horizon, prime boating season is upon us. And you might notice more people on the water than ever, because sales of recreational boats have been growing at a steady clip... more »

Eyes on Your Tires

May 20 2019 The only thing separating your car-and everything inside it-from the road is your tires. So take a little inspiration from National Tire Safety Week (which starts today!) and take these simple steps to ensure your... more »

Three Ways to Lower Your Carbon Footprint

May 3 2019 April 22 marked the 49th annual Earth Day, when more than 1 billion people in nearly 200 countries were expected to take part in what the Earth Day Network calls “the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.”... more »

Hands Off Work Injuries

Apr 9 2019 When’s the last time you jammed your finger? Cut it on something sharp? Caught it in a drawer or a piece of equipment? No one should take occupational hand injuries lightly. They are among the most common in the US... more »

Spring Cleaning Tips

Apr 5 2019 Spring is a time for new beginnings, and cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle the monumental spring cleaning chore, read on for some helpful... more »

Celebrating Small Business

Mar 12 2019 Attn small business owners: we want to wish you a very happy Mom and Pop Business Owners Day! This observance occurs every March, and is a great opportunity for your communities (and your customers!) to show you their... more »

Home Security Technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars

Mar 1 2019 Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”-night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were... more »

Caregivers Need Care, Too!

Feb 15 2019 According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly 66 million Americans serve as family caregivers for an ill or disabled relative. On average, family caregivers provide 39.2 hours of care a week, which is... more »

Looking at a new piece of jewelry? Make sure to look at your insurance, too

Feb 1 2019 Whether it’s a gift from someone special or a gift to yourself, a new piece of jewelry can bring some sparkle to your life. However, many people who find themselves victimized by burglars—or a fire or some other... more »

Poisoning Prevention at Home

Jan 17 2019 Most of us don’t think about it too often... but the fact is, our homes are filled with dangerous chemicals. If that startles you, just take a minute to think about the cleaners, insecticides, herbicides, and solvents... more »

Is your home as efficient as it could be? An energy audit can tell you

Jan 4 2019 Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues in homes across the country, and they’re not just annoying-they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher bills. The U.S.... more »

Safe Holidays are Happy Holidays!

Dec 13 2018 It’s the holiday season-and that means it’s time for holiday parties to celebrate friends, loved ones, and the most wonderful time of the year. But if you’re planning a holiday party, be aware that you may inadvertently... more »

Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation

Dec 7 2018 You’re not just imagining it—a lot of people are traveling with their pets these days. According to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,000 travelers, 53% of those responding said they take their pets on vacation, and... more »

Celebrating Small Business

Nov 13 2018 The United States will celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24 this year-but Beall Financial and Insurance Services doesn’t want to wait. After all, we celebrate and support small businesses every day of the year!... more »

Five Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowner Mistakes

Nov 2 2018 Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up-whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time... more »

Focus on Eye Safety

Oct 18 2018 There’s no place like home... for putting your eyes at risk. Your eyes are vital organs-and it’s not unusual for them to be exposed to risk of foreign objects, cuts or abrasions, or other injury. But when you are... more »

Five Ways to Protect Your Personal Electronic Data

Oct 5 2018 Online data breaches are just an unfortunate fact of life now-as the New York Times put it, you might as well assume that your personal information has been taken, because cyberattacks happen all the time. That’s why we... more »

What California Employers Need to Know

Sep 18 2018 What is the state of California workers comp? In case you haven’t waded through the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California’s recent report, we’ll share some of the highlights that may be of... more »

Let's Keep Our Lawns and Ourselves Safe

Sep 7 2018 For many of our neighbors, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000 people are treated for... more »

Cool Down the Risk of Heat-Related Illness

Aug 14 2018 We’re right in the middle of a long, hot summer-but it’s not too late to make sure it’s a safe, healthy summer, too! Heat-related illness is a very real risk facing workers throughout the year-but, of course,... more »

6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels

Aug 3 2018 Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States commute to work by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That’s a lot of cars off the road each day, a lot of gasoline saved and a ton of... more »

The Truth About Occupational Hearing Loss

Jul 16 2018 Hearing loss is a big problem-particularly for US employers. Did you know that hearing loss is the second most reported occupational illness in the country? (Only musculoskeletal disorders are reported more frequently.... more »

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Jul 6 2018 If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone with a boat), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of course. But,... more »

High-ROI Home Improvement Projects

Jun 13 2018 Spring is the season for home improvement projects-and you can probably see that in your very own neighborhood! It’s the time of year when homeowners upgrade their gardens, unleash their savings on bathroom and kitchen... more »

Summer Driving Tips

Jun 1 2018 Summer’s almost here. The sun will come out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and... more »

Give Yourself a Mental Health Boost

May 17 2018 Spring is here, and it’s a great time of year to set some healthy new habits-especially during Mental Health Month! Keep a gratitude journal. Make note of three things that occurred earlier in the day for which you’re... more »

Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

May 4 2018 As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more... more »

Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Spring

Apr 17 2018 Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, the weather is warming, and all across the country, homeowners are attacking their spring cleaning chores. They’re called “chores” for a reason: maintenance tasks aren’t exactly... more »

Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

Apr 6 2018 You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize-4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for... more »

The Best Way to Celebrate Poison Prevention Week

Mar 15 2018 The third week in March brings with it the official start of spring-and, not coincidentally, the observance of Poison Prevention Week. It’s an unhappy fact that poison surrounds us, and poisonings are not confined to... more »

Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide at Home and at Work

Mar 2 2018 Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning-and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem... more »

Making Your Heart-Healthy Goals a Reality

Feb 13 2018 A new year is full of fresh optimism about fresh starts-whether you are striving to achieve a new career goal, finally complete that home improvement project, or develop (and maintain!) some new healthy habits. But... more »

Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

Feb 2 2018 A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However, calling... more »

Make Disaster Prep Your New Year's Resolution

Jan 18 2018 2017 was a year of natural challenges-from the hurricanes in the South to California’s wildfires and ensuing mudslides. Natural disasters are a fact of life, and most of them are impossible for us to prevent. But there... more »

Tips for Buying a Safe Car

Jan 5 2018 You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars - but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely, your phone).... more »

A Happy Holiday Is a Safe Holiday!

Dec 14 2017 It’s the most wonderful time of the year-unless you fall prey to one of the many perils unique to the holiday season! It’s no joke: while holiday decorations, parties, and gifts all contribute to make this the happ-... more »

Why Today’s Homes Burn Faster

Dec 1 2017 From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear. A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting and... more »

The Power of Fraud Awareness Week

Nov 12 2017 Organizations worldwide lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud, according to the 2016 ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. The median loss per fraud cause is $145,000. More... more »

How to Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

Nov 3 2017 It’s easy to lower your insurance costs - especially if you have a great driving record, or don’t mind having higher deductibles. Who doesn’t want to pay less for car insurance? Billions of dollars are spent on ad... more »

Have a Safe (and Fun!) Halloween!

Oct 17 2017 How to make sure your Halloween is all treats and no tricks? A good place to start is following these Halloween safety tips! They’ll help protect visitors to your home-and help prevent any resulting liability claims,... more »

Do You Need Umbrella Insurance?

Oct 6 2017 One of the most certain things in life is uncertainty. Your dog could bite the neighbor’s kid. Your teen driver could hit a cyclist. A guest could fall down your stairs. A rainy morning commute on worn-out tires could... more »

Hosting a Blood Drive at Your Organization

Sep 19 2017 Did you know that 40,000 pints of blood are needed every single day? And did you know that you and your organization could help contribute to that large bottom line? It doesn’t take much time or energy to organize a... more »

Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

Sep 8 2017 That oh-so-covetable experience of taking a dip in your very own pool? Millions of American households enjoy it, at least when the weather’s nice. With the summer heat ratcheting up, you may be coming down with a... more »

Keeping an Eye on Confined Space Risk

Aug 15 2017 Every workplace exposes its workers to certain risks. Heck, even an accountant is at risk for musculoskeletal disorders from repetitive motions-using that adding machine and filling out spreadsheets! While not every... more »

Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

Aug 4 2017 As a busy homeowner, it's easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects... more »

A Kit + A Plan = Disaster Preparedness

Jul 20 2017 Yes, this is the month we celebrate our nation’s independence. But there’s another commemoration in July that you may be less familiar with. This is Disaster Education and Awareness Month. Okay, we get it: talking... more »

Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Jul 7 2017 Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many... more »

The Time of the Season... for Safety!

Jun 16 2017 It’s official: summer is here! And that means it’s time for barbecues, swim parties, and road trips. It’s also time for food poisoning, injuries, and car trouble. How can you get the most out of the season, without... more »

Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Jun 2 2017 Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can... more »

How to Celebrate Physical Fitness Month

May 16 2017 We all want to be healthy and fit, right? But we don’t always want to put the work into getting that way! That’s where May can really play an important role. This month just happens to be National Physical Fitness and... more »

Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

May 5 2017 Apartment living can have many advantages: low maintenance, close to work and entertainment, and ease of changing residence. But, if you’re a dog owner, apartment living can present some difficulties. You probably won’t... more »

Working at Stress Reduction

Apr 20 2017 Does your job (or your manager, or your colleague, or your commute) stress you out? Odds are, you’re thinking, “That’s a dumb question!” After all, the American Institute of Stress points out that work leads the pack... more »

Love Bites – Get Umbrella Coverage

Apr 7 2017 In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies. So why worry about umbrella coverage? Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered? Unfortunately, we live in a world of lawsuits. Large damages can be... more »

How to Handle Your Spring Allergies

Mar 15 2017 Spring has sprung and the hills are alive with beautiful flowers. In other words, it’s the most miserable time of the year for those of us with seasonal allergies. As trees, flowers, and grasses release pollen to... more »

Teen Driving Safety

Mar 3 2017 Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving When teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up:Car... more »

The Perfect Time to Sharpen Your Time Management Skills

Feb 15 2017 Are you looking for a team-building project to draw your workers closer together? Do you have hopes of making 2017 your company’s most productive and profitable year yet? Well, February is the month you can start to... more »

Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

Feb 3 2017 You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go and then kick back and relax with a book or your phone. Even still,... more »

The Best Way to Celebrate Get Organized Month

Jan 25 2017 Happy New Year and Happy Get Organized Month! Is there a better time of year to focus on getting your ducks in a row? You’re resolved to make this a great year—and we’re resolved to help you do it! Here are a few points... more »

7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

Jan 6 2017 No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. Guilty? If so,... more »

The Gift of Safe Driving

Dec 14 2016 Every employer wants to reduce worker injury. It’s the right thing to do—helping to protect the people who work for your company. And it’s the smart thing to do—reducing medical and workers compensation expenses, lost... more »

Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

Dec 2 2016 It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this... more »

How to Beat the Holiday Blues

Nov 18 2016 The holiday season is almost upon us! It’s just about time for cookies and eggnog, for parties and gift exchanges, for goodwill toward men—and for the holiday blues. Pressure to create the perfect holiday environment,... more »

Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Nov 4 2016 Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through your... more »

Preventing Employee Dishonesty

Oct 19 2016 From business owners to managers, leadership strives to build talented teams to help ensure the success of the organization. And certainly no one wants to consider the potential of dishonest team-members! But employee... more »

Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

Oct 7 2016 It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more. When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied up in... more »

What to Beware in the Sharing Economy

Sep 20 2016 Have you ever Ubered (or Lyfted)? Airbnb’d? Have you thought about participating in the sharing economy from the service provider side? Chances are good that you’ve had experience with a hosting or ridesharing service... more »

How to Deal With Road Rage

Sep 2 2016 Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations... more »

Keep Your Workers Safe from Zika

Aug 23 2016 As of July 6, more than 1100 cases of Zika had been reported in the United States, about 40 percent of them in Florida and New York. Don’t panic: all those patients recovered. But the fact is, Zika cases are on the rise,... more »

Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

Aug 5 2016 When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for... more »

How to Protect Your Organizational Leadership

Jul 14 2016 As the saying goes, "It takes a village to raise a child." In business, we could say, "It takes a team to build an organization." For-profit companies may have a board of directors. Nonprofit organizations may have a... more »

Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

Jul 1 2016 The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically safe, it... more »

Heating Up Worker Safety Techniques

Jun 22 2016 It's getting to be that time of year. Soon the news will be filled with lists of heat stroke symptoms, the dangers of leaving a baby or a pet in a locked car, and other summer weather warnings. It happens every summer-... more »

What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Jun 3 2016 Spring has arrived, which means it’s time to clean the cobwebs out of the corners, organize the closets and so forth. While you’re at it, don’t forget to revisit the important documents and other items you have in your... more »

Protecting Your Workers from Electrical Injury

May 20 2016 Would you like to prevent worker injury and fatality at your company? Okay, silly question. Every business owner/ operator, manager or supervisor wants to ensure the safety of the workforce. And, obviously, workers... more »

The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

May 6 2016 A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So, which is... more »

Focus on Distracted Driving

Apr 18 2016 Our smartphones have made us multitaskers-or at least, we like to think so! We may scroll through headlines or social media accounts while watching TV. We are able to stay in touch with family throughout the workday.... more »

Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

Apr 1 2016 It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during and after... more »

Eyes on the Prize: Worker Safety

Mar 16 2016 The eyes may be the windows to the soul-but they're also an area of the body that is seriously vulnerable to threats in the workplace. In fact, each day about 2,000 workers sustain work-related eye injuries severe... more »

Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

Mar 4 2016 What’s the most important number for you this tax season? The amount of your refund? The amount you owe? The number of hours spent poring over all the other numbers? All of those are pretty important, but none of them... more »

The Heart of a Healthy Business

Feb 19 2016 In February, we can't help but think of hearts and flowers and chocolates and Cupid. After all, Valentine's Day is right in the middle of the month! But there's another good reason to think of hearts this month: it's... more »

What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Feb 5 2016 Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse time to... more »

OSHA Penalties on the Rise: What You Need to Know

Jan 19 2016 Attn. business owners: OSHA penalties are going up-and that could spell problems for your company. It's been 25 years since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has increased its penalties to account for... more »

How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Jan 8 2016 About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S.... more »

Be Prepared: Flood Edition

Dec 18 2015 Q: What is the number one natural disaster in the United States? A. Flood. Surprised? Don't be. Worldwide, flood accounts for a mind-boggling 40 percent of natural disasters. And though there are certainly areas at... more »

Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Dec 4 2015 It's not unusual, when you set out on that holiday trip, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might happen while you're away?One way... more »

Cyber Monday Safety Tips

Nov 20 2015 Thanksgiving is almost here-and that means that holidays are coming up fast. The shopping season is already underway, and people are already hoping and planning for great bargains on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We're... more »

Safe, Secure Shopping: Tips for Black Friday

Nov 6 2015 It's become almost as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and football: Black Friday, the morning-after (or in some cases evening-after) shopping spree. It's the biggest shopping day of the year, an event in its own... more »

Cyber Security at Home and at Work

Oct 9 2015 It's that time of year: the leaves are changing color, pumpkins are on porches and in front windows, and we're all turning our thoughts to cyber security. After all, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!... more »

Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Oct 2 2015 Fall brings more than just changing leaves and shorter days. In many areas, it also comes with a shift in weather conditions that can have a serious impact on your home. And, don’t forget, winter is right around the... more »

Staying Healthy Through the Season Change

Sep 19 2015 This month, the season changes to autumn (Sept. 23, to be exact). Days will start to shorten, nights will lengthen, and (though there may be a heat wave or two in the interim), the temperatures will start to go down.... more »

4 Ways to Help All Children Have a Great School Year

Sep 4 2015 It's back-to-school time, and, if you have school-age children, your household is likely bustling with activity and filling up with books and backpacks. There are other households and school districts in your community,... more »

When Lightning Strikes

Aug 21 2015 They say that lightning never strikes twice. Well, they're wrong. And even if they were right, one strike is enough! Every year, lightning causes injury and even death-and August is the month with the third highest... more »

Keep Cool While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

Aug 7 2015 Two thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy — and they spend a total of $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which... more »

Grin and Grill It

Jul 20 2015 Grilling season might have kicked off back in May, with Memorial Day, but with the long summer days, kitchens too warm for cooking, and the Fourth of July weekend, it's official: it's time to grill. Unfortunately,... more »

Tips for a Safe Fourth of July — From Food to Fireworks

Jul 2 2015 Memorial Day might be the unofficial start of summer, but Independence Day is when the season truly kicks into high gear. July 4 is a holiday that has something for everyone, whether you like to host (or attend)... more »

Telecommuting & Workers Comp Costs

Jun 15 2015 Telecommuting may seem like the answer to everyone's challenges-employee and employer alike. Working from home, the employee cuts out the time, expense, and aggravation of a lengthy commute. The distraction of colleague... more »

Commuting by Bike: How to Get to the Office on Two Wheels

Jun 5 2015 There are plenty of great reasons to bike to work: Commuters who ride save money on gas and car insurance, stay fit and help the environment (they don’t get stuck in traffic, either). And they even have fun — as long... more »

Falling Down on the Job

May 14 2015 Q. What commonplace incident is one of the top three causes of death in American workplaces? A. Falls. Yes, we're serious. Falling is one of the leading causes of on-the-job death for American workers. Falls on the same... more »

Getting Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water

May 1 2015 Spring is here, and you’re ready to get out on the water. But is your boat ready? Even if you’ve kept it properly stored for the winter and protected from the elements, there are still a number of things you need to... more »

Water-Saving Tips

Apr 20 2015 California is in a state of emergency. The ongoing drought has led to mandatory water reductions and, more recently, new water appliance standards that are expected to save 10 billion gallons of water in the first year... more »

Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in California

Apr 3 2015 Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Redlands, California, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time for reorganizing... more »

Break the Mold

Mar 25 2015 Spring has sprung! The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and mold may be growing where you least expect it. Springtime rain showers, morning dew, and snowmelt are all signs of the changing of the seasons-and... more »

How to Create Your First Garden This Spring

Mar 6 2015 From genetically modified crops to the environmental and health effects of pesticides, more and more California residents are questioning whether they should grow what they eat. Wherever you stand on the issues... more »

Focus on the Roof

Feb 18 2015 Your roof covers your home-but does your homeowners insurance cover your roof? Short answer: it depends. The area where you live, the age of your roof, and a number of other factors can impact whether your roof is... more »

Helping Seniors Have a Wonderful Winter

Feb 6 2015 Slippery sidewalks. Freezing temperatures. Power outages. Winter isn't always a wonderland. If you regularly lend a hand to a senior friend or family member here in California, it may be a good time of the year to... more »

Get Organized: Home Inventory

Jan 15 2015 January is Get Organized Month-and there's no better way to get organized in case of a disaster than making a home inventory. Of course, we also hope that you practice safety measures that will protect your home from... more »

The Right Tires for Winter Driving

Jan 9 2015 It's easy to forget about your tires when it comes to vehicle safety. But with winter weather already in many parts of the country, tires are an important aspect you should keep in mind. Your tires can be the... more »

Holly Jolly Office Party Tips

Dec 15 2014 Hosting an office party to celebrate the holidays is a great idea-but it requires plenty of planning to ensure that the celebration falls under the heading of "nice" rather than "naughty." Holding an office party with... more »

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Four-Legged Friends

Dec 5 2014 As a nation, our pets are like family, so let's make sure they enjoy the holidays with us while staying safe. As a general rule of thumb, always keep pets on a regular routine, even during the holiday season. Don't let... more »

The Insurance Side of Home Renovation

Nov 13 2014 Is there a downside to a home renovation project? (Beside the mess and the expense, we mean!) Well, yes and no. After all, most home renovations add value to your home-and that means that the cost to replace your home,... more »

Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

Nov 7 2014 The holidays can be a great time to get out of town to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you spend your time away, you need to ensure your house stays safe while... more »

Be Prepared: Cyber Security Edition

Oct 13 2014 October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a great time to review and refresh cyber security policies and procedures on the job-and at home. While 66 percent of small business owners say they are not concerned ... more »

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Oct 3 2014 If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone who does), you've probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It's a great thought, of course. But,... more »

Be Prepared: Review Your Insurance Coverage

Sep 11 2014 September is National Preparedness Month-a great time to put together an emergency kit, establish a system for alerting family, employees, and customers in the event of a disaster, and developing a contingency plan to... more »

5 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the New School Year

Sep 5 2014 Yes, it's already time to start thinking about school again. Getting a head start can pay big dividends for you and your kids as they head back to class. But, it's not just what they need for school that matters. It's... more »

We're Here for You

Aug 22 2014 You Like us-you really Like us! Late last year, Beall Financial and Insurance Services launched Facebook and Twitter accounts-along with this blog-in an effort to communicate even better and more frequently with our... more »

Celebrate National Night Out With Your Neighbors

Aug 1 2014 In 1984, National Night Out - "America's Night Out Against Crime" - began as a way to promote crime prevention through neighborhood camaraderie. Since then, according to the National Association of Town Watch (NATW),... more »

Be Prepared: Wildfire Edition

Jul 23 2014 Wildfire season is well underway-and not just here in California. As we write this, a fire four times the size of Seattle is raging in Washington state. It's definitely not too late to follow our fireproofing tips to... more »

Make Recycling and Reducing Routine

Jul 11 2014 "Reduce, reuse, recycle." Most likely, you've heard that catchy phrase connected with information about saving natural resources and even saving your family money. But how many of us really make reducing, reusing and... more »

Pool Safety This Summer--And Throughout the Year

Jun 15 2014 Not a summer goes by without devastating news stories about injury or death in a swimming pool. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that about 300 children younger than 5 drown in swimming... more »

Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

May 30 2014 If you're like most people, there are certain items you own that you can't imagine ever losing - possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be impossible to replace due to the cost of re-purchasing them or... more »

Be Prepared: Natural Disaster Edition

May 12 2014 So far this spring has seen earthquakes in California, flood warnings on the East Coast, drought in Idaho, and tornadoes across the South. Natural disasters are a fact of life-but there is plenty you can do to prepare... more »

Keep Water from Going Where it Shouldn't

May 2 2014 One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home. At Beall Insurance, we know you want to protect what's important. That's why we're offering these tips to... more »

Fired Up

Apr 14 2014 Spring is barely underway, but fire season has been running for months. According to a recent article, California's state firefighting agency has responded to more than 800 wildfires since New Year's Day; in an average... more »

A Little Extra Caution Can Go a Long Way While Driving at Night

Apr 4 2014 While fall and winter have their own pleasures, longer nights mean increased danger on the roads. You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just 23%... more »

More Bang For Your Energy Buck

Mar 26 2014 Spring is well underway, and it won't be long before air conditioners are running-and breaking down-all across the country. How can you extend the life of your air conditioner, and preserve your comfort during summer... more »

Home Security Tips

Mar 10 2014 Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. There are plenty of people who prefer the do-it-yourself route, whether it's home improvement... more »

Focus on Flood-Proofing

Mar 3 2014 Southern California was recently attacked by a fierce winter rainstorm that drove some area residents from their homes and filled streets all across the region with mud and debris. Now that the storm is over, it's the... more »

Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Car Stolen

Feb 7 2014 Most people would say their car is one of the most valuable assets they own – if not the most valuable. Despite that, however, some people make it downright easy for thieves to drive off in their pride and joy. At Beall... more »

Beall Insurance Donations to Cancer Society Top $75,000

Jan 31 2014 It's not every day that you get to combine one of your favorite hobbies with one of your favorite causes-but for Beall Financial and Insurance Services, the Chubb Charity Challenge provides exactly that opportunity. In... more »

Protect Your Family From the "Silent Killer"

Jan 3 2014 Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, invisible gas that results when certain fuels do not burn completely. And it can be deadly. That's why it's important to know how to prevent it, detect it, and protect yourself... more »

Winterize Your Home & Business

Dec 18 2013 Winter brings with it a host of challenges for owners of homes and businesses; even in SoCal, this winter has brought frost on the roofs and temperatures dipping into the 30s. How can you keep your home and office safe... more »

Risk Concerns for Craft Breweries

Nov 15 2013 For craft breweries, bigger often seems like it's better. Bigger production facilities mean more beer to sell; bigger tasting rooms can mean more local sales; and greater distribution can lead to more sales and brand... more »

Do You Own a Classic Car of the Future?

Jul 27 2013 There's nothing quite like driving a speedy, shiny classic car that turns heads and starts conversations. In fact, the beauty and elegance of old collectibles - like the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the 1963 Corvette Sting... more »
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