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May 27th, 2017 by Bahr Insurance Agency

811: The Number to Call Before Digging

Whether you’re planning a DIY home improvement project or hiring a contractor, there’s a number to call before digging in your yard. Don’t know the number to call before digging? That would be an easy 811. Calling it will get your underground utility lines marked and your project off to a safe start. Utility services such as cable TV, telephone, electric, gas, water and sewer are often buried... Read Article

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Direct Gas Grill Lines

When my husband and I first decided to go with a natural gas grill that hooked up directly to our home gas system, we were thrilled to say farewell to propane canisters and the hassle of refilling them. But a 600° overnight mistake has me wondering if it was such a great idea. We had family visiting and,after enjoying a delicious steak dinner, my husband,... Read Article

The Difference between Regular and Premium Gas

Most people are clear on which type of gas their car needs. But not as many are clear on the differences between regular and premium gas. What’s the difference? One obvious difference is the price—premium fuel typically costs about 20 cents more per gallon than regular gas. Premium fuel also comes with a higher octane level—92 or 93 compared to 87 for regular gas. (You... Read Article

Boating with Dogs: Expert Shares Top 10 Water Safety Tips

Pets are members of our family, and more often than ever, they go wherever we go – even for an outing on the water. Whether your boat passengers have two legs or four, you’ll want to do all that you can to keep everyone safe as you sail or motor across the waves. To compile a list of the top boater safety tips, we asked... Read Article

Six Questions to Ask an Insurance Agent

When your life changes, your insurance often needs to change with it. Yet it’s not always clear what kind of protection you, your family or your business really need. Enter your insurance agent. He or she is there to help you get everything squared away. Not sure how to start? Here are six questions to ask an insurance agent. 1. Do I need additional insurance if I’m... Read Article