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Tips to Prevent Home Insurance Claims by Spring Cleaning

Tips to Prevent Home Insurance Claims by Spring Cleaning

Get Your Home Spring-Ready

Spring is in the air, and most of us know what that means – alongside enjoying the warmer weather and brighter days, spring means spring cleaning. There’s no denying that spring cleaning is part of good home maintenance practices and can be therapeutic to blow away the winter cobwebs! What’s more, giving your home a little TLC now can help to avoid disasters in the future. Here are a few ways to prevent claims by spring cleaning.

  • Dust

When dust accumulates, the chance of fire increases. Dust build-up can kindle a fire, meaning a simple spark turns into engulfing flames. Make sure to rid your home of thick dust, remembering to move appliances and eradicate dust build-up in those hard-to-reach corners of the house.

  • Inspect the roof

Now that the better weather is here, take the time to check your home’s roof. Do you see any weak spots, missing shingles, or overflowing gutters? If your roof needs some repairs, call a professional to help. Now is also the time to clean out the gutters, removing debris and dirt that can overflow and cause roof damage in the future.

  • Change the batteries

Refresh the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, especially if it has been longer than six months since you last replaced them. Ensure that these alarms are in good working order so that you can rely on them in an emergency.

  • Change the filers in your HVAC

Changing the air filters can extend the 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 can help to keep your home safer this spring. Are you ready to find the right home insurance policy? Visit the professionals at Humble & Davenport Insurance to get started on your tailored home insurance.