Get Your Home Spring-Ready
Spring is in the air, and most of usknow what that means ' alongside enjoying the warmer weather and brighter days,spring means spring cleaning. There's no denying that spring cleaning is partof good home maintenance practices and can be therapeutic to blow away thewinter cobwebs! What's more, giving your home a little TLC now can help to avoiddisasters in the future. Here are a few ways to prevent claims by springcleaning.
When dust accumulates, the chance offire increases. Dust build-up can kindle a fire, meaning a simple spark turnsinto engulfing flames. Make sure to rid your home of thick dust, remembering tomove appliances and eradicate dust build-up in those hard-to-reach corners ofthe house.
Now that the better weather is here,take the time to check your home's roof. Do you see any weak spots, missingshingles, or overflowing gutters? If your roof needs some repairs, call aprofessional to help. Now is also the time to clean out the gutters, removingdebris and dirt that can overflow and cause roof damage in the future.
Refresh the batteries in your smokeand carbon monoxide detectors, especially if it has been longer than six monthssince you last replaced them. Ensure that these alarms are in good workingorder so that you can rely on them in an emergency.
Changing the air filters can extendthe life of your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit,maintain healthy air quality, and helps to keep energy costs down.
A few simple maintenance tasks canhelp to keep your home safer this spring. Are you ready to find the right home insurance policy? Visit the professionals at Humble & DavenportInsurance to get started on your tailored home insurance.