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Free Insurance CE Classes In Spokane, WA

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Community Free Insurance CE Classes In Spokane, WA Free Insurance CE Classes In Spokane, WA - 2/6/2019

SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane, SERVPRO of South & West Spokane & Spokane County & SERVPRO of The Spokane Valley are offering FREE Insurance CE Course's in Spokane on February 6th hosted on the north side of Spokane at the Quality Inn on North Division. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are able to attend either or both of these classes.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6th

Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry (4 Insurance Credit Hours)

Quality Inn Oakwood, N Division

8:00am-12:00pm (Check-In is at 7:30am)

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6th

Mitigation Awareness & Response Seminar (2 Insurance Credit Hours)

Quality Inn Oakwood, N Division

1:00pm-3:00pm (Check-In is at 12:45pm)

Muffins, Pastries, Lunch & Beverages Provided.

We would love for you and/or anyone else from your agency to attend and please share this information with any other agents/agencies who you think may be interested. We fly our instructor in from our Corporate Tennessee office.  Mary has several years experience in the insurance industry as both an agent and agency owner and she does an excellent job by teaching the classes with humor and hands-on learning that keeps you engaged!  I also have fun giveaway's for class attendees, leaving you with an opportunity to leave with something really cool! We are looking forward to your participation.


Please confirm that we will see you Wednesday 2/6 by emailing jess@SERVPROnwspokane.com and also, please feel free to forward this information to your friends in the industry - all are welcome!  

Free Insurance CE Classes In Spokane, WA

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Community Free Insurance CE Classes In Spokane, WA Free Insurance CE Classes In Spokane, WA 9/6/2018

SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane is offering FREE Insurance CE Course's in Spokane on Thursday, September 6th 2018 – hosted on the north side of Spokane at the Quality Inn on North Division. Please RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited and we are filling up fast!

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6th: Ethics

Quality Inn Oakwood, N Division

8:00am-11:00am (Check-In is at 7:30am)

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6th: Restorative Drying for Water Damage

Quality Inn Oakwood, N Division

12:00pm-2:00pm (Check-In is at 11:30am)

Muffins, Pastries, Lunch & Beverages Provided.

We would love for all Spokane-area insurance agents to attend and please share this information with any other agents/agencies who you think may be interested. We fly our instructor in from our Corporate Tennessee office and he does an excellent job and teaches the class with humor and some hands-on learning that keeps you engaged!  We also have fun giveaways for class attendees, leaving you with an opportunity to leave with something really cool!

This is a once a year event so save your spot today by emailing jess@SERVPROnwspokane.com.

SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane - Always Here to Help in Spokane

2/4/2016 (Permalink)

In November, a historical wind storm hit the Inland Northwest and Spokane-area homeowners were hit particularly hard.  SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane once again rose to the occasion and provided help to many Spokane-area homeowners - the news story below is just one example of how SERVPRO of Northwest Spokane is ALWAYS Here to Help and Faster to Any Size Disaster!

http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/Good-Samaritans-help-Spokane-resident-with-fallen-trees/36644632

Driving in Snow and Ice In Spokane

12/18/2015 (Permalink)

Driving in snow and Ice - if you must drive in winter weather, make sure your car is prepared with snow tires and that you know how to handle road conditions:

December Maintenance Guide

12/7/2015 (Permalink)

December Maintenance Guide

Keep up with these home maintenance tips to ensure a safe and healthy home this season.

http://porch.com/advice/december-maintenance-guide-2015/

If the chill of December is making your home cold, you’ll want to make sure your winterizing tasks are being completed this month. This can include insulating the plumbing so that your pipes don’t freeze, sealing out drafts, and making sure your home is protected from the elements. Another great December focus is to prevent accidental fires by thoroughly cleaning out your dryer ducts, being smart about fireplace safety and keeping a fire extinguisher in your kitchen in the event of a grease fire. If you decorate your home for the holidays, remember to hang your lights safely and be cautious when climbing ladders, especially in wet or slippery conditions. Keeping your home safe and secure this month will ensure that you are able to enjoy the season!

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SERVPRO Of Northwest Spokane Recommends All Spokane Renters Get Renters Insurance

11/6/2015 (Permalink)

We have responded to many apartment, duplex and house fires lately where the renters did not have Renters Insurance - if you are renting a house, duplex, apartment, etc. and do not yet have Renters Insurance, read this article about why Renters Insurance is one of the best investments you can make.

http://blog.esurance.com/5-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-renters-insurance-infographic/#.VjzwL17d6pC

Managing Autumn Lawn and Leaf Cleanup

10/28/2015 (Permalink)

Source: esurance blog

blog.esurance.com

Preparing Your Home for Winter: 8 Fall Maintenance Hacks for Cold-Weather Comfort

We all look forward to fall’s festivities. But taking the time to prepare your home for winter (before it arrives) can help ensure you’re cozying up by the fireside — worry-free — once cold weather rolls around. Find out how with these 8 simple hacks.

 

Ahhh, fall is finally here! The leaves are changing, there’s a crisp coolness in the air, and our favorite pumpkin-flavored treats line store shelves once more. Decorating and meal-prepping might be the first things on your mind when it comes to preparing your home for the colder months — but the National Weather Service is predicting strong winter storms that could affect homeowners across the country this year.

Here are 8 important fall maintenance tips that can make all the difference once winter’s first freeze hits.

1. Clear out your gutters

All those colorful leaves falling from the trees sure are pretty — but they also pile up pretty quickly in your home’s gutters.

Excess debris can lead to clogs (or ice dams in wintery conditions), which can prevent gutters from draining properly. In turn, there’s a chance water could seep into your home since it has nowhere else to escape to, causing a multitude of issues like damage to your valuables, mold growth, and even structural rot.

Before winter hits, clear your house’s gutters of leaves and any other debris that might’ve accumulated during the summer months. It also helps to run water through the gutters afterward to check for any leaks or misalignments that could damage your home.

Related link: Fall Home Maintenance Tricks You’d Be Crazy Not To Try

2. Inspect for air leaks

Things like damaged weather stripping and small cracks in your home’s structure allow warm air to escape, causing your heater to go into overdrive to keep your place warm.

The solution to your chilly house and high utility bills is pretty simple: before it gets wintery outside, inspect your home’s windows, doorways, and any other places where air might be able to enter or exit.

You can use caulking to stop leaks in the stationary components of your home (like a crack in your doorframe) and weather stripping to insulate the moving components (like windows and doors).

Related link: Top 6 Reasons to Winterize Your Home

3. Have your heating system checked

Home just doesn’t feel like home if a malfunctioning heater is leaving you with the chills. And in parts of the country with freezing temps, it can be a much more serious situation.

That’s why it’s wise to have a licensed contractor come out to inspect your heater at least once a year, especially before the weather outside becomes frightful.

4. Prepare your pipes

Get to know where the pipelines in your house are located and make sure to inspect them every autumn (at least).

Simply patch any small leaks with heat tape to help reduce weaknesses that might cause the pipe to burst in freezing weather. And you can further protect any exposed outdoor pipes by insulating them with foam or rubber pipe wraps, which can be found at your local hardware store.

For larger leaks or pipeline problems, it’s always a good idea to play it safe and call the pros.

5. Drain any outside faucets and irrigation systems 

Speaking of bursting pipes, it’s important to pay attention to the water systems immediately outside your place too. Undrained water in outdoor faucets and irrigation systems can expand when frozen and cause a pipe to burst.

Draining faucets is simple enough: just pack away your garden hoses in the garage for the winter and let out any remaining water — easy as that!

Irrigation systems, on the other hand, often vary in the way they should be maintained. It’s best to call a professional who has experience with underground water systems, just to cover all your bases.

6. Have your roof inspected

For your safety, a full-blown roof inspection should be done professionally. The cost to hire an inspector can be as low as a little over $200 and can prevent seriously hefty repair expenses down the line if a winter storm wreaks havoc on your roof and you don’t have sufficient insurance coverage to cover repair costs.

Reinforcing your roof now can help you avoid a whole host of hazards, like air and water leaks, water damage, mold, and more — all of which could put a damper on your seasonal festivities (and your wallet).

7. Restock cold-weather home essentials

Key items like rock salt or kitty litter, snow shovels, space heaters, extra batteries, and heated blankets can help make your home both more functional and comfortable during wintertime. Stock up on these helpful winter wares ahead of time to help avoid any extra hassle or stress come holiday season.

Related link: Tips for Before, During, and After a Winter Power Outage

8. Take a peek at your homeowners insurance

Believe it or not, your homeowners policy could come to the rescue for a whole host of cold-weather mishaps.

Whether a hailstorm leaves holes in your roof, a vandal breaks into your home and destroys valuables while you’re out holiday shopping, or the weight of snow and ice results in structural damage to your house, homeowners insurance could help pay to repair or replace your losses.

PGA GOLF TOUR

4/20/2015 (Permalink)

We are proud to be the official Cleaning and Restoration comapny for the PGA Tour.  Watch for our commercials during the golf season.