Performing maintenance on your home to keep it in good condition is an important part of home ownership. There are maintenance items that should be done on a biannual basis in order to reduce deterioration to the home. If you allow the home to deteriorate then you increase the likelihood that damage will occur and you will have to make a claim against your homeowner’s policy.
Cleaning Your Gutters
Having your gutters cleaned by a professional company is crucial to protecting your roof as well as your home. Clogged gutters lead to water damage on your roof and on the side of your home. In addition, accumulation of water can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Many gutter companies off a bi-annual service contract so you will not even have to think about it.
Roof Inspection and Repairs
You should inspect your roof in the fall and the spring and repair any damage. Making sure your roof is in good condition will reduce the likelihood of water damage in the attic. Water damage in the attic can greatly affect the way your home stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In Tucson, AZ we all know how important it is to properly cool ones home in the summer. You want to inspect for missing or curled shingles and have them replaced or repaired accordingly.
Check Your Washing Machine
Your insurance agent at Shaner Insurance Group Inc. will tell you, an overflowing washing machine can lead to major water damage claims under your policy. Twice a year your should check your machine’s hose connections to make sure they are secure.
If you would like more home maintenance tips, please reach out to Shaner Insurance Group Inc. for additional information. We proudly serve the Tucson, AZ area.