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Service to you is a top priority

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep through the country at an alarming rate, more businesses and individuals are financially impacted. To provide you with current and accurate information, West Bend has created a COVID-19 resource page with links to resources from such entities as the Small Business Administration, state departments of insurance, and state departments of commerce. We’ll continue to add appropriate resources as they become available.

Government experts have emphasized the importance and urgency of social distancing in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus and reduce the stress on the healthcare system. For the sake of our associates’ health, West Bend has asked all employees who can work from home to do so. Please rest assured that our customers remain a top priority and we will continue to provide the service you deserve and have come to expect from West Bend. Our experienced and knowledgeable associates are standing by to take your calls if you have a claim or need help with your invoice or policy.

And don’t forget customer service is just click away with the West Bend Mobile App and customer website.

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Dehumidifier safety

Spring and summer are prime seasons for increased humidity. Basements, crawl spaces, and indoor pool or spa areas are key locations that may be affected by moisture in the air. When not addressed, excessive humidity can result in mold, musty scents, uneven floorboards, and stains on walls and ceilings. Dehumidifiers can do a great job of minimizing moisture and protecting your home, but there may be some risk involved.

Over the last 20 years, there have been a number of high-profile dehumidifier recalls from several name-brand manufacturers after faulty units caught fire. In some cases, these fires were devastating to the homeowners. Before you turn on your dehumidifier, please make sure it hasn’t been recalled.

Check out these West Bend Cares blogs for more information.

Dehumidifiers can overheat and catch fire. Do you have one?

A faulty dehumidifier could burn your house down

Then, if you want to learn more about dehumidifier operation and maintenance, as well as dehumidifier components and common failure modes, read Dehumidifier Fires – Expert Article on Forensic Investigations.

And if you’re in the market for a new dehumidifier, check out these dehumidifier buying guides from Lowe’s and Menards.

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West Bend is a Top Workplace!

West Bend is a Top Workplace again in 2020! West Bend ranked number four in the large company category on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s list of Top Workplaces in southeastern Wisconsin. This is the ninth consecutive year we’ve ranked in the top four! We also received a specialty award for appreciation.

The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based on feedback provided by employees. Through a confidential survey administered by Energage LLC, employees are asked to provide feedback on issues related to workplace culture, including alignment, coaching, connection, engagement, leadership, performance, pay, benefits, and more.

This year, employees from 238 companies were surveyed. After receiving responses from 42,164 employees, 150 companies made the cut, including 25 large employers, 50 medium employers, and 75 small employers.

We thank our associates for continuing to make West Bend a Top Workplace!

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