Home Insurance

There’s no place like home. Make sure it’s protected.

There are few investments in life as important as your home. Making sure your home and/or rental property’s are properly insured is perhaps the second most important investment you’ll make. Flood, fire, theft; it can happen to anyone. It’s important to choose an agent that will make sure your coverage is complete so that you never have to learn the hard way about being under-insured.

Bringing You Coverage From the Most Trusted Carriers

Your insurance is only as good as the carrier you choose. You want to know that when the time comes, they will be committed to keeping their promises. That’s why Benchmark Insurance represents the best carriers in the industry. Each carrier offers comprehensive insurance coverage whether you rent or own your home.

Travelers Home Insurance Mutual of Enumclaw Home Insurance

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Protection For:

  • Fire
  • Wind and Hail
  • Flood and Water Damage
  • Earthquake
  • Theft
  • Personal Liability
  • Identity Theft
  • Accidental Damage
  • Much More …

Loss Prevention Tips:

Be sure to turn off your water if you’re going to be gone for more than 24 hours.
It’s something not everyone thinks about, but simply turning off your water when you know you’ll be gone for an extended period of time can prevent the most common types of household flooding.

Put your lamps on a timer.
Putting your lamps on a timer when you leave can create the illusion of someone being home and can be a deterrent to potential burglars.

Avoid Announcing Your Whereabouts on Social Media.
If you’re away from home and doing something fun, you may be tempted to post about it on social media. Consider waiting until you return home, especially when on vacation. Don’t give criminals real-time updates on when you are and aren’t home.

Be Prepared
Keep a 72-Hour Kit in an easily accessible place such as a garage or car. Your kit should include a water filter, dehydrated foods, first-aide supplies, a flashlight, batteries and basic toiletries.

In Case of an Earthquake
Keep a gas valve wrench in your house so you can quickly turn off the natural gas until you can be sure there are no leaks. Cracked gas pipes can be a result of an earthquake, which can cause a fire or explosion.

Gas Valve Wrench

A Gas Valve Wrench

Install an Alarm System
A home-intrusion alarm is an easy way to prevent burglaries and robberies. They can even be integrated with your smoke or fire detectors. Signage in your front yard that indicates you have an alarm system can also be a powerful deterrent. Most home alarm systems will also qualify you for a discount on your home insurance.

Fence Your Yard
If you have a swing set, trampoline or swimming pool, you should have a completely fenced-in yard. This prevents people from using these things without your permission and potentially getting injured – holding you liable.

Buy a Safe
Keeping your jewelry, money and guns in a burglary-rated safe will minimize your loss in the event of a break-in. Burglary-rated safes are also fire resistant. It’s a good idea to bolt your safe to the floor if it weighs less than 400 lbs.

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