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Can that Spring to-do list save you money on your home insurance?

By March 26, 2021Insurance
Spring to-do list

Spring maintenance and cleaning to-do list are common for homeowners, but do they save you money on your home insurance?  Your to-do list may not directly save you money on your home insurance, however, it could cut down on claims.  In other words, less claims means more savings.  Outside the home can be a good place to start your Spring maintenance.  Months of snow and ice can do damage to your roof and other parts of your home.  One of the first places to look at is your driveway and walkway.  Did salt and other ice melts do damage?  Fix and repair cracks and uneven parts to ensure a safe walking area.  An afternoon of repairs can save you from a trip and fall claim on your home insurance.  Also take a look at any nearby trees.  Do any of the trees have damage or rot?  Are any trees leaning or entangled in lines?

What about my house?

What Spring to-do items involving my actual house can I do to save money on my home insurance.  In addition to walkways and trees, the roof and gutters of your house are important places to check off on your to-do list.  Remove leaves  and other debris from gutters and downspouts to ensure that water flows freely.  This could prevent water damage and a claim on your home insurance.  In addition check your roof.  If you are not comfortable on a latter you can hire a professional for this one.  Check for damage from snow and ice.  While on the roof check skylights for leaks and cracks.  Finally, look for missing or damaged shingles.

Should I be worried about anything else?

Do you want more info about Spring projects and other insurance topics?  Check out our Facebook page and our Twitter page.  We regularly post there with insurance topics, agency news and more.  You can also interact with us there and ask us questions.  Do you have a claim, question, or need an insurance review?  Let us know via our client center.  We look forward to helping you out with all of your insurance needs.  As always you can reach us by phone at 412-344-2800.  We hope that your Spring t0-do list is productive and in the long run saves you money on your home insurance.