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Spring Insurance Checklist

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Review this Spring Insurance Checklist as you complete you Spring cleaning this year!

  • Repair Loose or damaged siding.

  • Check your Air Conditioning system.

  • Change batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Be sure to change batteries in all flashlights and radio so you are prepared for power outages.

  • Keep Family emergency plans in place for Storms, Fires, etc. Make sure your family knows what to do in the event of an emergency.

  • Check your water heater for leaks or corrosion.

  • Check your furnace and replace furnace filters.

  • As you are cleaning you Windows inspect all Window Locks and Screens to ensure proper functionality. If you have small children in your home be sure to set the safety locks on your windows (especially on the 2nd story of your home) to ensure your child cannot fall out of an open window.

  • Clean inside, behind and beneath your Major Kitchen Appliances.

  • Clean out dryer exhaust ducts, beneath and behind the dryer.

  • Inspect your washing machine hose to ensure there are no leaks.

  • Caulk cracks in Bathroom tiles to prevent water damage.

  • Remove dead trees and bushes. (If located near Utility Wires – Be sure to contact your power company for assistance. Do not attempt to remove yourself.)

  • Check your driveway for cracks and repair as necessary.

  • Inspect your roof and clean out gutters and downspouts to prevent accumulation of debris.

  • Inspect railings and posts on decks porches and balconies. Look for lifted boards, nails or screws and repair as necessary to prevent possible injuries.

  • Check the condition of your grill. If you have a gas grill be sure to check all the gas line connections to make sure there are no leaks.

  • Inspect swimming pools and outdoor play equipment to ensure they are properly maintained.

  • Be sure to restock your First Aid kit.

  • Take an inventory of your belongings and valuables. 

  • Review your insurance policy and make changes where necessary.

Going through this checklist as you are completing your Spring Cleaning chores will help you ensure that you and your family will enjoy a safe and happy Spring and Summer!

 

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