Protecting Your Home While It Is Worked On
Spring presents a perfect opportunity to take on home improvement projects. You want a fresh start for the new season, and because you will be spring cleaning anyway you do not mind all of the dust that a construction project would cause. If you decide to take on home renovations that will bring a construction crew to your home, we recommend implementing these safety tips.
- Install A Security System: Since you will have lots of strangers in and out of your home during the day, it is a good idea to have a security system you can activate at night to protect your home and your belongings. If you are advised to deactivate it to avoid false alarms due to dust, do not. Instead, use plastic bags to cover the sensors while work is being done and take the covers off at night.
- Ask For Certification: Before you let a contractor work, make sure you ask to see his or her certificate of liability insurance. This will ensure that your contractor has adequate insurance coverage to protect you from having to pay for any issues that arise.
- Keep Your Agent Updated: It is wise to call your insurance agent before the project even begins to keep him or her abreast of the changes. Your agent works with homeowners undergoing renovations all the time, and can consequently advise you on the best way to stay protected during the process.
So you can get the protection your home needs during these changes and updated coverage to reflect them, contact Mike Leonard Insurance Agency. Our team of experts are here to protect your home in Carrollton, Coppell, Frisco, Allen, Plano and all of North Texas, or anywhere else in Texas during your period of renovations and beyond. For all of your homeowner’s insurance needs, call us today.