Four Must-Do Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

If you have a great Homeowners Insurance policy, disaster strikes, and your home becomes damaged, your insurance provider will compensate you so you can repair any damage and replace any lost or destroyed belongings. Despite that protection, a far better reality is to avoid damage from fire, floods, or unexpected acts of nature. Reduce your risks of incurring home damage by taking care of these four must-do spring home maintenance tasks.
 
Repair Your Roof
If a harsh winter wreaked havoc on your roof and you patched or tarped it temporarily, spring is time to repair it properly. Even a minor roof leak can lead to major problems, including wood rot, pest infestation, and mold.
 
Clean Your Gutters
 
Spring is the ideal time to remove debris that’s accumulated in your gutters and downspouts. If you don’t, rainwater will run down the sides of your home where it will pool. Standing water can damage your foundation, driveway, and sidewalks. It also attracts termites.
 
Trim Your Trees
 
Dead tree limbs are accidents waiting to happen. It’s not a matter of if they will eventually fall, but when and where they’ll land. Remove them so they don’t fall onto your roof, car, or a person. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 100 people are killed each you from falling trees or tree limbs.
 
Check Your Air Conditioning System
 
Before the heat of the summer bears down, have a professional inspect your air condition system so you’ll know it’s safe to operate when the time comes. Spring is also a great time to check your water heater, replace your furnace filter, and vacuum your clothes drier’s exhaust duct. These tasks will help reduce fire risks in your home.
 
Especially considering spring’s notoriously unpredictable weather, it’s important that your homeowner’s insurance policy is comprehensive and up to date. Call us today at Metro Boston Insurance Agency, 617.884.5480. Maintaining your home is crucial to safeguarding it. Insuring your home is crucial to protecting your financial interests.
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