A bit of spring cleaning can help your home stay safe!
Spring has just arrived and many of us are already thinking of getting out the mop and bucket for spring cleaning to commence. Most homeowners have a to-do list of what they want to do and the hard-to-reach areas they want to tackle this season. To save money in the future and reduce the risk of home insurance claims, think about adding these to your list!
Replace detector batteries – Though batteries last a while in fire and monoxide detectors, you don’t want these alarms to fail when they are most needed. Make sure to refresh these batteries while you’re spring cleaning.
Remember outdoor cleaning – Choose a good day to go outside and clean up your yard and gutters. The gutters help keep water from collecting on your roof and damaging your home, so be sure to clean them out and ensure all downspouts are free from blockages. Trim branches and shrubbery that could damage power lines or let insects into your home.
Inspect paths – Look for any cracks or tripping hazards in paths and walkways up to the house, being sure to repair them so that no one gets hurt on your property.
Check the dryer – Dryer lint can warm up as the dryer runs, increasing the risk of a fire. If you don’t already clean the lint trap after every run, start now! The dryer lint hose itself should also be checked and cleaned out every now and again.
Test the air conditioner and water heater – Get a professional to check on your air conditioner and water heater to make sure they are working properly. Repair or replace essential items if necessary.
Replace the filters – Make sure to replace the filters in your HVAC regularly. This will help your system to run more smoothly!
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