Avoid Insurance Claims with These Spring Cleaning Tasks

Spring cleaning tasks that prevent insurance claims.

Our job as independent insurance agents is to help you mitigate the risk that exists in your life, whether that applies to your possessions or your well-being. A spring cleaning checklist is likely to be on every homeowner’s to go list with spring arriving just a couple of days. Checking off these tasks while you’re cleaning can help to prevent costly insurance claims.

Change the batteries in the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Spring is a good time to change the batteries in your home smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It’s also a good idea to test these units (once a month is recommended) while you are replacing the batteries to ensure they are still working correctly before it’s too late.

Clean the dryer. It’s a good idea to check that the dryer’s hose is free of lint. While you may clean the lint trap after every load, some lint can get past the filter and into the hose. If the hose is clogged with lint, it could spark a fire when creating heat for the dryer.

Change your air filters. A clean air flow reduces the efforts of your air conditioning and heating units in performing their functions. In turn, this simple task can extend the lives of the units motor.

Seal windows and doors. Check that all the seals on windows and doors are in good condition. Fill in any gaps that you see and replace worn or dried out caulking. Where there are gaps, leaks can form and cause damage.

Clean out the gutters. Debris and dirt from winter can clog up the home’s gutters and downspouts, which could cause the gutters to break and allow water to seep inside of the home. A good clean out of the gutters can keep the water flowing away from your house and prevent the possibility of water damage and leaks.

Trim the trees early. Keeping dangerous branches at bay can limit your exposure to potential car damage and personal injury, not only to you and your property, but that of neighbors and visitors.

One of the most important parts of protecting your home is securing homeowners insurance policy, which can provide the right amount of protection to fit into your lifestyle and property. Contact Abatelli Group, Inc., serving Whitestone and neighboring cities in New York with the right and reliable coverage.

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