How to Keep Your Children Safe at the Pool

How to Keep Your Children Safe at the Pool

15August,2016
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Pools, children, and summer go hand-in-hand like green and trees–but there are a few safety precautions you need to take to keep them safe. Children love pools–it gives them the opportunity to burn some of that kid energy that seems to be limitless. But just because it's good for them, doesn't mean that it's safe from risks. Pools present a number Read More

What to Look for When Purchasing Your First Home

What to Look for When Purchasing Your First Home

1August,2016
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Inspect these three important details before you sign on the dotted line and you pass the point of no return. Purchasing a new home can be a significant point in your life and it is also a significant investment in time, energy, and of course, money. These investments put a toll on your body and can be a source of significant stress as well. There Read More

What to Do Before Help Arrives in Case of Fire, Smoke, and Water Damage

What to Do Before Help Arrives in Case of Fire, Smoke, and Water Damage

Fire and Water Damage can be nasty things, even if they are dealt with right away. There are important do’s and don’ts you must know about. Fire and smoke can leave behind soot, smoke damage, fire damage, and a variety of other problems. Floors, ceilings, walls, woodwork, and carpeting will often need to be professionally cleaned in order to be Read More

How to Protect Your Commercial Property From Pranksters & Vandalism

How to Protect Your Commercial Property From Pranksters & Vandalism

Even if pranks don’t physically hurt anyone, they can still be quite costly. Several years ago in Nebraska, a prank caller phoned a national brand name hotel and caused them more than $100,000 in damages. The caller, acting as a hotel employee, convinced a guest to set off the sprinkler system after having said that a gas pipe had broken and the Read More

Ladder Safety: Keep Yourself Up

Ladder Safety: Keep Yourself Up

Ladders can be our friends, but one false step makes them into our worst enemies. Ladders help reach those impossibly high places that we simply cannot get to. From helping us do simple jobs like replacing a light bulb, to those more professional-grade jobs like installing electrical and plumbing equipment precisely where they need to be to ensure Read More

How To: Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

How To: Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Follow these helpful tips to avoid succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a more common and serious problem than you may think. Roughly 500 people die, and 15,000 fall sick every year, and nearly all cases reported could have easily been prevented. CO is an invisible and odorless gas, which is why it’s so Read More

The Drone Owner’s Guide to Insurance

The Drone Owner’s Guide to Insurance

Drones are causing quite the stir in the insurance world. Drone insurance is a great idea in case there is an accident involving the drone.  If you derive income from the use of your drone, insuring it can save you as opposed to not insuring it. Also, by acquiring insurance it may help you to close a deal with a client that  may not want to Read More

Mold & Homeowners Insurance Sherman Oaks, CA

How To: Preventing Mold Growth at Your House

Follow these tips to help reduce the chances of dealing with mold at your home. Mold in your home can lead to tons of serious issues, both structurally and medically. Moisture is the most common cause of mold in your house, the issues can be accelerated by lighting conditions and temperatures. To help keep your house free of any type of mold, keep Read More

El Niño & Homeowners Insurance Sherman Oaks, CA

What El Niño Means for Your Insurance Coverage

A flood insurance policy can help to keep your home protected through El Niño. Living in Southern California means getting to enjoy warm weather practically all year. However, in the current El Niño conditions, you may be finding that you are not only pulling out your ‘big’ jacket, but also your rain boots. Along with changing your wardrobe, El Read More

Protecting Your Art Collection from El Niño

Protecting Your Art Collection from El Niño

Use this guide to protect your art collection against the storms of El Niño this winter. In case you haven’t heard yet, climate experts are predicting we’re going to experience a very serious El Niño this winter. Because our drought-riddled state is so parched, the ground is likely going to have a hard time absorbing the heavy rains this storm Read More

COVID-19 Update:

The Coronavirus, officially COVID-19, has become a global health emergency. One of the measures Hoffman Brown Company has taken to keep our CLIENTS and Teammates safe was to design a complete virtual work environment. For the foreseeable future, our colleagues will be conducting business virtually to avoid any disruption in our ability to serve you. These measures are based on the CDC’s guidance and will evolve with the situation. Please know that we are fully functional, available and look forward to being of service.