With summer around the corner, we find ourselves gardening, organizing, and preparing for warmer days. Taking care of your residence is just as important as taking care of your car or any other valuable asset. It needs routine maintenance to keep it running smoothly and avoid costly repairs.
Your Hamptons home in the summer should be a source of enjoyment, both inside and outside. A harsh winter, however, can leave its mark, which can temper or even ruin your summer fun if you don’t prepare. As we enter the warmer months, we face the possibility of damage caused by floods, storms, and even hurricanes.
With all of this extra time at home, it’s the perfect opportunity to perform an inspection and check up on the health of your home.
Is your home fully insured and prepared for the summer? Contact a DRO representative today to go over policies, coverages, and get a quote.
Spring Cleaning Tips for your Home
Here are a few spring cleaning tips to prepare for warmer months, prevent serious damage and avoid costly homeowners’ insurance claims.
- Clean out your gutters and downspouts. A clear pathway allows for water to properly drain away from your home.
- Check your roof, attic, and walls. Melted snow and ice can cause cracks, leaks, and serious roof damage.
- Inspect your windows and siding. Look for cracks, holes, and any areas that need to be repaired and sealed.
- Check your deck. Consider resealing it if it’s showing signs of aging. You should ensure there aren’t any loose or deteriorating boards.
- Change the air filters in your HVAC system. Changing the filter can extend the life of your HVAC system, maintain healthy air quality and help keep energy costs down.
- Clean your dryer lint hose. At a minimum, pull the hose off the back of the dryer and use a vacuum cleaner to get the lint that snuck past the lint trap. This is one of the leading causes of house fires and is easily preventable.
- Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. A properly functioning smoke detector is essential for protecting you and your family in the event of a house fire. Batteries should be replaced approximately every six months.
Taking the time today to tidy up your home could save you thousands in damages and home insurance claims in the future. Whether you’re hanging out poolside or by the grill, we hope you stay safe and protected this summer. For more information on your homeowner’s insurance policy and coverage, please contact us today.