Spring is a time for renewal. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and everything feels new. It’s also a time when many homeowners start thinking about their annual home maintenance checklist.
By completing some simple tasks now, you can help prevent costly home insurance claims later on! In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most important spring maintenance tips to help keep your home safe and secure.
So, what are some of the most important spring maintenance tasks to complete? Here are a few that we recommend:
- Inspect your roof and gutters. Look for any signs of damage or wear and tear. If you see anything that needs to be repaired, take care of it right away.
- Check your windows and doors. Make sure that they are all in good working condition and that there are no cracks or gaps around them.
- Maintain your yard, trees & hedges around your home. Trim away branches or hedges that are leaning on, or touching your home. Additionally, keeping shrubs trimmed helps to ensure thieves don’t have cover to break into your home.
- Clean your dryer vent hose to remove any lint that has built up and escaped the lint trap. This is an easily overlooked area of your home that, if left unchecked, can cause a fire. Make sure to also clean the area around the exterior hose vent to help prevent build-up.
- Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. It’s always a good idea to test these regularly, but it’s especially important to do so in the springtime when you may be using your stove or oven more often.
- Check your air conditioner, as it will be especially crucial for cooling your home effectively in the summer heat. Set the temperature to the desired condition and make sure it’s in excellent working order.
By completing these simple tasks, you can help prevent costly home insurance claims down the road. So, take some time this spring to get your home in tip-top shape! Your wallet will thank you later.
Until next time,
The Home Insurance Experts at Petley-Hare.
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below what other spring maintenance tasks you recommend! And, as always, if you have any questions about your home insurance policy, feel free to reach out to us anytime. We’re here to help!
Happy Spring cleaning! (Or should we say, “Happy Spring maintenance!”) 🙂
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