Homeowners: How Accessible Is Your Home?

Homeowners: How Accessible Is Your Home?

How homeowners can increase home accessibility.   Your life and your body will inevitably change as you get older. Does that mean you’ll be forced to move out of your home? Fortunately, the answer is no! If you make some changes to improve your home’s accessibility, you can continue to enjoy the comfort, security, and familiarity it Read More

How Homeowners Can Prevent Spontaneous Combustion

How Homeowners Can Prevent Spontaneous Combustion

Avoid spontaneous combustion, and protect against it!! Spontaneous combustion sounds like something out of a science fiction film. After all, things don’t suddenly burst into flame without any warning, do they? Actually, yes! When a flammable material touches a combustible object, a fire can break out if oxidation heats  the combustible object Read More

Your Guide To Maintaining Your HVAC System

Your Guide To Maintaining Your HVAC System

How to: Take care of your HVAC.   Your home is your refuge from the storms of life, both literal and figurative. When those literal storms rage, you want to be able to head inside and feel comfortable. Even if you aren’t facing down a major storm system (after all, it’s been a while since we’ve seen any kind of weather other than sunny in Southern Read More

Do You Have A Family Escape Plan?

Do You Have A Family Escape Plan?

A few things to consider when creating a family escape plan. You have probably at least considered how you would respond to a house fire. In your best fantasies, you’re strong, calm, and collected, gathering up your family and getting everyone to safety before any injuries can be sustained. In your worst nightmares, things look very Read More

Water Conservation & Drought Tips

Water Conservation & Drought Tips

Use These Tips For Water Conservation During Our Drought If you have even set foot in California in the last couple years, odds are you have heard about our ongoing, extremely serious drought. It has been years since we have had consistent rainfall and it is showing in our reduced water reservoirs and heightened risk for wildfires. To help you do Read More

The Homeowner's Guide to the Personal Articles “Floater” Insurance Policy

The Homeowner’s Guide to the Personal Articles “Floater” Insurance Policy

How the Personal Articles Insurance Policy Can Protect You You trust your home. It protects you and your family against the elements, provides a safe space for growing and learning to take place, and has probably served as the backdrop for many of your favorite memories. Because your home is such a sacred place, you likely store your valuables in Read More

Wildfire Protection For Your Home

Wildfire Protection For Your Home

Protecting Your Home Against Wildfires The warming weather bodes well for your beach and pool plans, but it is problematic for our state. As the thermometer goes up, so does our risk of wildfires. The hotter days suck the moisture out of the air. Considering our deep California drought has left much of the state’s vegetation dry and flammable, Read More

Earthquake Insurance Sherman Oaks CA

Quake Q&A: Retrofitting, Soil Liquefaction, & Earthquake Insurance

Protecting Your House: Earthquake Guide & Earthquake Insurance In Southern California, we get to enjoy year-round sunshine, cultural opportunities, and easy beach access. Our coastline comes with a set of risks, though. Because we live so near fault lines, California experiences more earthquakes than many other places in the world. Read More

Limiting Your Liquor Liability

Limiting Your Liquor Liability

Throwing A Summer Party? A Look At Limiting Your Liquor Liability Summer is the perfect time to throw a backyard bash. The warmer weather allows you to take full advantage of your outdoor space, meaning your guests can have more room to enjoy themselves. Consequently, many of us look to the summer when we are thinking of hosting an event. While Read More

CLUE Into Your Homeowners Insurance

CLUE Into Your Homeowners Insurance

Past Owners Could Be Affecting Your Homeowners Insurance Ideally, the more responsible you are the more you should be able to control the cost of your insurance coverage. You know, for example, that a clean driving record could mean a good driving discount. What many people do not know is that a claim made by a previous homeowner—even one that 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.