Wake Up! Tips For Driving In Washington Dc

Driving in Washington DC can be difficult. There are a lot of drivers on the road, even during non-peak times. With all of this traffic, you have to make sure you are always awake and alert when behind the wheel.

You have to be conscious of just how awake you are before driving. If you are doing a lot of yawning or are fighting to stay awake, you don’t want to drive anywhere, even if it’s just down the road.

Here are some tips to help you when you need to wake up when driving.

  • Get 7-9 hours of sleep prior to getting behind the wheel
  • Take a break approximately every 100 miles
  • During long trips, split the driving responsibilities with another person
  • Pull off the highway and nap at a rest stop to avoid falling asleep at the wheel

Don’t be one of the statistics. There are about 60% of drivers who say they have driven while they are drowsy and about 37% of them have fallen asleep. Men are more likely to drive when drowsy than women, and many shift workers will drive drowsy.

This means there are a lot of sleepy people on the roads of Washington DC and you don’t want to be one of them. You need a good auto insurance policy to protect yourself against what could happen in an accident.

The best way to prevent an accident, however, is to stay awake. When you are alert, you can avoid a number of accidents, even against those who are drowsy. Use your horn and wake others up if you have to.

Call and talk to one of our insurance agents today. We can help you to find the best auto insurance policy and get quotes to help you with making comparisons.

BBQ Safely In Your Maryland Home

When you’re living in Maryland, a BBQ can be a fun outdoor activity. You can barbecue on a gas or charcoal grill and serve up some delicious food to your family and friends. However, you want to make sure you are doing so safely as a way of protecting you as well as your home.

Homeowner’s insurance is designed to protect your home and its contents. It can provide coverage against fire, smoke damage, and much more. At Mid Atlantic Insurance Financial, our agents can help you find a great policy so you are well protected. We also want to share some BBQ safety tips to ensure you never have to find out just how great your policy is.

  • Keep your grill at least 10 to 15 feet away from your house. The BBQ grill should never be inside your garage or an enclosed patio when you’re cooking.
  • Always check for gas leaks. This can be done on your own by using soapy water on the hoses and connections or bringing it into a gas company for them to do the inspection.
  • Clean the grill on a regular basis to avoid fat and grease build up. You also don’t want the fuel injector to become clogged.
  • If there is a flare up, you want to control it quickly. Keep a spray bottle filled with water right next to the grill, just in case.

By being safe about your BBQ time, it will be a way to enjoy yourself and know that your home is being looked after. Enjoy steaks, hot dogs, or anything else in Maryland on the grill. Just practice safety at all times.

Call and speak to one of our insurance agents at Mid Atlantic Insurance Financial to learn about homeowner’s insurance. We’re happy to answer questions you may have and get quotes for you to help with the comparison process.

Comparing Quotes With Mid-Atlantic Insurance

Comparing quotes is of the utmost importance when you are shopping for insurance in Washington DC. It doesn’t matter whether you need an insurance policy for your home, your automobile, your business, or even for your life. Quote comparisons will help you to get the best level of coverage at the most budget friendly rate.

At Mid-Atlantic Insurance, we are committed to helping you find the best policy. Our independent insurance agents work with some of the top insurance companies who are licensed to issue policies in DC. This works to your advantage because you don’t have to call the individual companies on your own. We do all of that for you.

It can be difficult to find insurance policies because you don’t know what you’re looking for. Insurance companies may try to sell you coverage that you don’t need. We will learn about your individual situation and guide you through the various forms of coverage to help you make educated decisions that protect your home, your car, your business, and your life.

Not all insurance companies offer the same coverage or charge the same amount. Since you want to get the best price for a policy, our agents will get quotes so you can compare the coverage and what the cost is going to be for that coverage. We’re also happy to help by making recommendations in terms of which company we feel is offering the best deal for you. The company you use for your auto insurance may or may not have the best price for homeowner’s insurance – and likewise for all of the other insurance you are searching for.

Call and talk to one of our agents today. We can compare quotes to help you find the best price and answer questions you may have along the way.



Save Time on Cleaning with These Hacks

Cleaning your home can take up a lot of time, but it must be done. Not only does a clean home look nicer but it’s also less accident prone, as there are fewer things to knock over or slip on. Here are three ways that we at Mid Atlantic Insurance Financial have found to save time on cleaning, but still keep our homes nice and tidy.

Our Cleaning Hacks

The best way to reduce how much time you spend cleaning is to reduce how much cleaning you have to do. For instance, if you can reuse a glass at dinnertime, then that’s one less dish you have to wash. Here are some ways you can take this idea a little further:

  • eat out of original containers, instead of dishes whenever possible
  • switch to shower gel, as it doesn’t leave soap scum like bar soap does
  • turn your socks inside out to sweep the floor while you’re walking around

Our Accident Protection

Even with a clean home, accidents happen. We receive phone calls related to in-home incidents almost every day. Along with cleaning to prevent accidents, you should also check your insurance policy to make sure it would cover common household mishaps, just in case something happens in your home.

If you live in Laurel, MD, homeowners insurance agents at our office can help you go over your policy. We can also help you find a new policy, should your current one not provide the necessary coverage. Since all of our agents are independent, you can feel confident that they’re working to help you, and not a specific insurance company. To get started, visit our website for more information on our homeowners insurance offerings or give our independent agents a call today!