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Insuring Your Home-Based Business

Whether you’re running a part-time, seasonal or full-time business from your home, you’ll want to carefully consider your risks and insurance needs. Starting a business—even at home—can be a challenging venture, and having the right insurance can provide a financial safety net and peace of mind. Your insurance choices should, in part, be based on … More

Lawnmower Safety

Each year, approximately 75,000 people are injured seriously enough by lawnmowers to require emergency room medical treatment. Only a small percentage of the injuries are caused by mechanical failure; most are the result of human error. Here are some tips to follow before and while mowing your lawn: Become familiar with your mower. Read the … More

Guest Blog: 3 Lessons From My Motorcycle Accident

Last week, my boyfriend and I took a trip to Chico to visit some family. We packed light and rode his motorcycle, to save on gas and because it’s a beautiful ride. On the way home, started to rain, so we stopped at a gas station and donned our rain gear. We were on the … More

Protecting Your House From Mold

When it comes to keeping your home mold-free, a strong offense is definitely your best defense. To prevent mold, eliminate moisture from your home and be on the lookout for signs of possible growth, such as musty smells or watermarks on walls and ceilings. Caught early, mold can usually be removed by a thorough cleaning … More

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Workplace

Spring is just around the corner, and after this incredibly wet winter, we are sure ready for the new season to begin! Spring is a time for renewal and cleanliness, not only at home, but at work, too! Here are some ideas to help you spring clean your workspace: Disinfect surfaces. How many people have … More

This Valentine’s Day, Protect What You Love!

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Valentine’s Day is coming up, and many couples will be exchanging gifts. Are you giving your significant other jewelry on the romantic holiday? Then you may want to consider getting insurance coverage to match! People often forget that their homeowner’s policies generally have limits on valuable items such as jewelry, collectibles, and art. If you’re … More

Prepare for the Upcoming Storm!

This weekend, forecasters are warning that Sonoma County will receive up to seven inches of rain in some places, and residents are being warned to prepare for heavy rains, fast winds, and flooding. Although it remains to be seen just how long the storm will last, it’s a good idea to prep for the worst … More

Health Safety Following A Flood

Cleaning up after a flood can pose health risks. You and your family should wait to re-enter your home until professionals tell you it is safe, with no structural, electrical or other hazards. Before you start cleanup activities, contact your insurance company and take pictures of the home and your belongings. Remember, drying your home … More

2 Simple Ways to Get Involved with Social Programs in Sonoma County

Did you know there are over 2,000 people in Sonoma County experiencing homelessness? As the holidays approach, it’s a time to be grateful for the things we have, for our health and homes and for the wonderful people around us, but it’s also a time to think of others. Here at Barber Insurance we have … More

Attention All Mercury Customers!

Mercury Insurance has developed a new program called RealDrive to help you save even more money! When you verify how many miles you drive with RealDrive, your rate will be based on your mileage, which could lead to big savings, but no matter how much you drive, you save 5% just for signing up! For … More

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