Spring cleaning is a great way to reduce Homeowners insurance claims!

With an extra hour of daylight and more sunshine in the Spring, it's a great time to safeguard your home from common property claims and make it feel refreshed! Below are some of our quick tips to help reduce potential risks: 

  1. Change out batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are in proper working order. 
  2. Clean the dryer hose annually to check for trapped lint.  A clogged dryer hose can leave the laundry areas susceptible to fire when lint and heat are combined together.
  3. Check caulking around windows and doors looking for cracks where moisture can enter and cause damage.  Replace old and dried out caulking.  
  4. Clean or replace HVAC filters.  A clean filter can help save money and prolong the life of your HVAC unit.
  5. Check water heaters for any leaks or corrosion, and have them repaired by a licensed professional.
  6. When transitioning from heat to AC in the warmer spring months, ensure your system is in proper working order. 
  7. Clear branches away from utility wires and all shrubbery away from windows to help prevent theft.
  8. Clean gutters and downspouts by removing debris and leaves to continue to direct water away from the roof and house, preventing damage. 
  9. Repair outdoor areas like sidewalks and driveways for any broken, uneven or cracked surfaces.  Fix as necessary to prevent accidents on your property.