Skip to the content

Insurance Blog

What Not to Store in Your Basement

Basements are often treated like one giant junk drawer (hey, no judgment here). But many have also evolved to offer a below-ground hideaway for entertainment or playrooms, home offices and more. Regardless of what you use your lower level for, remember, there are still some things you should avoid storing down there. But when it’s unavoidable, a little preparation and forethought (like having the right...

Do You Have a Comprehensive Ladder Program?

More than half of all deaths nationwide from ladders (57%) occur in the construction industry. Most of these accidents occur due to failure to follow basic ladder safety. In the interest of keeping your employees safe, we can end you a complimentary, comprehensive ladder program and training materials information guide that is based on OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.25 - 27. The PDF contains the...

Who Needs a Personal Umbrella Liability Policy?

When it comes to truly terrible events, many people have the “it can’t happen to me” mentality. However, by simply driving a car, owning a home, or entertaining friends, the possibility exists that a tragic accident could occur…and potentially, a costly lawsuit. Many people mistakenly believe that only millionaires need umbrella policies. In reality, a tragic accident has the potential to financially derail people of...

Congratulations to the 2022 RAMMYS Winners!

On July 24, 2022, the DC region’s restaurants and allied partners came together to celebrate its 40th annual awards, recognizing legacy and excellence in the region’s food industry. Preferred Insurance Services, Inc., congratulates the winners, who work tirelessly to make our dining culture so unique. We are proud to work with many of these fine restaurants—they are the best of the best in one of...

The Ultimate Backyard Safety Checklist

Trampolines Trampolines can get kids and adults of all ages jumping for joy. But backyard trampoline injuries result in more than 100,000 emergency room visits a year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission — making them a leading cause of backyard injuries. Here are a few tips to improve trampoline safety.  Start each year by regularly checking the condition of your trampoline fabric and springs....