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    “Give Back” Referral Rewards for September 2020

    We would like to thank the following people for referring to us in August: Tracy Digiovanni John Frank Carol Hennige Rudy Jerezano Joel Nemerever Shanice Stahl Billy Teung   Each of the referrers will receive a $10 gift card. A matching $20 donation for each June, July, & August referral totaling $540 was donated to Northwest […]

    September 10, 2020

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    Stinky’s Riddles September 2020

    Are you smarter than Stinky? I brighten your day but live in the shade. What am I?   Email your answers to Stinky by October 5th and if you are correct you will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card. The basic solution to the August Riddle “A town has 20,000 […]

    September 9, 2020

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    Keep Cool — While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

    Two-thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy — and they spend a total $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which may include yours!) wouldn’t mind spending a little less to keep their homes cool. Because as great as it […]

    September 4, 2020

  • Spicy Caramelized Eggplant-Embrace the Odd Purple Vegetable!

    I’ve never heard anyone exclaim or ever say, “I LOVE EGGPLANT!”  Yet, it’s one of those foods, kind of like tofu that absorbs the flavors that you cook it with making it deserving of some love. I have seen so many beautifully grown eggplants at the farmers market and pictures from friend’s gardens that makes […]

    September 2, 2020

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    Swimming and Summer are a Perfect Combination — but Make Sure to Include Safety

    When the sun is out and the weather gets warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, lakes, rivers or a backyard pool. But wherever there’s water, there’s also danger lurking beneath the surface, even if you don’t live in an area with alligators or other threats. That danger? Drowning. According to […]

    August 8, 2020

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    Stinky’s Riddles August 2020

    Are you smarter than Stinky? A town has 20,000 people in it. 5% are one-legged & one half of the other people go barefoot. How many shoes are needed?   Email your answers to Stinky by September 4th and if you are correct you will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift […]

    August 7, 2020

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    The Investment Every Homeowner Should Consider

    Water damage is one of the most common causes of home insurance claims. According to ISO, water damage claims are the second largest frequent insurance claim, following wind and hail damage. Claims due to water damage impacts 1 in 50 homeowners each year. The cost from these claims impacts all of our home insurance premiums. […]

    August 6, 2020

  • August 2020 “Give Back” Referral Rewards

    We would like to thank the following people for referring to us in July: Lars Anderson Kamal Bajwa Dayna Garner Connor Gates Todd Goe Ann Johnson Lorenzo Martinez Steve Perkins Bennie Sack Dan Varelia Dave Varelia Each of the referrers will receive a $10 gift card. A matching $20 donation for each June & July referral […]

    August 6, 2020

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    Protect Your Home from Water Damage

    Did you know? Water damage is the second-most frequently filed homeowners claim. Water damage is 5x more likely than theft, and 6x more likely than fire. One in 50 insured homes file a water damage or freezing claim each year. The average cost of a claim due to water damage or freezing is $9,633. 68% of water backup claims […]

    August 5, 2020

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    Water Damage- Know What to Do

    Water can do an enormous amount of damage very quickly. Most homeowners are not equipped to handle and mitigate the kind of damage and bacterial growth that water can cause in a very short time, and will need the professional help and guidance of a water mitigation/restoration company to minimize and thoroughly handle the damage. […]

    August 5, 2020