Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

2020-11-13
fove people passing around food at a feast

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with the U.S. fire departments responding to an estimated 1,630 cooking fires on Thanksgiving. With this you want to be cautious be aware of some fire safety tips. Smoke Detectors When was the last time you changed the batteries in your smoke detectors? Now is the time! Maybe you forget to set the timer or you get distracted and don’t check the oven in time, either way a smoke detector can save lives! Make sure yours are in working order! Stay in The Kitchen While we mentioned making sure your smoke detectors are in working order, one wayRead More →

Year-End Insurance Review

2020-10-19
Get your year end insurance review completed today with advocate insurance in Reading PA.

As we approach the end of the year, many of us are looking forward to closing the chapter on 2020. However, this year has taught us to be prepared for the unexpected and have plans should anything happen again. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses to shutter their doors. Those businesses that survived, had to find new ways to make revenue and many ventured into the world of the internet to keep revenue flowing. Along with the intensive growth in individuals using the internet, comes more possibilities for cyber attacks. Protecting your business and your customers on the internet needs to be topRead More →

Planning for 2021

2020-09-28
Advocate Insurance can also assist with your risk management needs.

This year has shown us that truly the most unpredictable of problems can spring up out of nowhere. Thousands of businesses have faced hardships in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plenty more have been forced to shut their doors for the time being. Along with the pandemic, there are dozens of other risks that should still be accounted for. We’re reaching the end of 2020, but it’s not too late to start planning ahead to make 2021 a better year for your business. Here at Advocate Insurance, we’re available to help you with preparing and planning for different situations that could arise. If youRead More →

Be Proactive with Cyberattacks

2020-08-24
Cybersecurity is important now more than ever. We provide cybersecurity assessments around reading pa

As businesses have started to adapt online since the spread of COVID-19, there has been a greater number of cyberattacks. Many small businesses may experience at least one cyberattack due to their lack of security. Be prepared by having a risk assessment test conducted to indicate your vulnerabilities. You should create a plan to protect your website and other sensitive data. We want to take a moment to talk about our risk assessment program. With our program, we’ll do the following: Run through a few steps to find possible threats. Assess the damage they could hold. Use this to further develop a plan to protectRead More →

Summer Home Maintenance Tasks

2020-07-13
help your deck last longer by pressure washing

The summer months are a great time to tackle those projects around the house, especially this summer as more of us are staying home and skipping annual vacations. Here are a few maintenance tasks you can take care of this summer. Pressure Washing Pressure washing is a great way to extend the life of certain things and also make them look new again. So, use this year to take care of your pressure washing, and check off a few items or all of them below: Porch or Deck Walkway Siding Stain That Wood Deck Wood decks need to be stained every couple of years toRead More →

Even as the State Opens Up from Covid-19 – Stay Safe!

2020-06-26
Be safe - wear a mask throughout Reading PA

As the state starts to open up from Covid-19, more and more people are venturing out and supporting their local businesses. This is great, but you also need to make sure you are staying safe and practicing social distancing. In this blog, we cover a few things you want to remember to continue doing. Masks While some places don’t require you to wear a mask, others do. In the end, until COVID-19 is no longer a threat, it is smart to continue wearing your masks. Sanitize Whether or not you are concerned about COVID-19, it is always a smart idea to sanitize. Keep sanitizer onRead More →

Are You Keeping Your Car Maintained?

2020-05-19
get your car ready for your summer vacation with preparations and auto insurance

If you’re sheltered in place and not really going anywhere, you may not think you need to keep your vehicle maintained. That’s not the case, a car that sits and isn’t driven as much can impact the potential safety of the vehicle. Let’s review a few reasons. Tires When a vehicle is left in the same spot for too long, the tires can start experiencing flat-spotting. This is when the weight of the vehicle sitting in one spot can flatten a portion of the rubber on the tire. Check your tire pressure often and compare it to your manufacturer’s recommendations. If they need air, makeRead More →

Creating a Business Continuity Plan

2020-04-14
Business Continuity plans are important now more than ever. We're located in Reading PA and can help you create one.

One thing COVID-19 may have done for many businesses is make them realize that they need to have a few policies in place, such as a Business Continuity Plan. It is true this is something most of us have never experienced in our lifetime; so it is not something that we felt we needed to be prepared for. But, all of this will change our way of life. Something you can do for your business is create a Business Continuity Plan. This will allow you to be more prepared for the future and what it may hold. A Business Continuity Plan includes procedures and instructionsRead More →

Do I Need Workers’ Compensation?

2020-03-16
Workers compensation is something every business owner needs. Do you need workers compensation for your business? Contact Advocate Insurance today.

We try our hardest to prevent and avoid injuries in the workplace, but unfortunately sometimes accidents still happen. Your employees spend hours at the workplace putting in time and energy, and you want to make sure they are protected. Below are a few of the most common causes of injuries in the workplace. Fatigue – Mental or physical strain which can include major stress and pain. Slips and Falls – Losing their stability on a surface which can result in a minor or major injury. Hitting an Object – Includes falling objects or projectiles that may wind up hitting an employee. Vehicle Accidents – NotRead More →

Be Sure to Keep Your Car Maintained

2020-02-24
get your car ready for your summer vacation with preparations and auto insurance

Cars are more complex today than ever! The advent of technology has made the mechanics of the automobile much more difficult to identify issues and make repairs. What role does insurance have in maintaining your car? The simple “fender bender” can easily cost over $1500 to do repairs these days. Regular maintenance can help you identify problems before they occur. Here’s some ideas on how to keep your vehicle properly maintained. First thing is to keep track of your dash and understand the indicator lights on it. If you have car trouble, the indicator light on your dash will indicate what is wrong. Although, youRead More →