How Spring Cleaning Can Improve the Safety of Your Home

Take care of these cleaning and maintenance tasks to make your property safer.

Now that spring is officially here, many homeowners are getting ready to thoroughly clean and freshen up their properties.  If you are planning on doing some spring cleaning, then there are certain things that you can do to reduce your chances of having to file a home insurance claim.  Try out these cleaning and maintenance tasks to make your property safer.

  • Clean Out Your Gutters

Over winter, leaves, dirt, and other debris is sure to have accumulated in your gutters.  Should you experience spring showers, then your gutters might get clogged and begin to overflow.  This could lead to water seeping through your roof or into your home’s foundations.  To prevent this type of damage, make sure that you completely clear out your gutters as you spring clean.

  • Clean Out Your Vents and Filters

During your spring cleaning, you should make sure to pay particular attention to your home’s vents, filters, and ducts.  You should be particularly careful of the vents and filters leading to and from your dryer and furnace.  You should carefully remove lint and dust from these vents and filters to ensure that it does not catch fire when exposed to the extreme heat that your dryer and furnace produce.

  • Clean Your Stove and Oven

This spring, you should also scrub down your stove and your oven to remove accumulated grease, grime, and food remnants.  Taking this step will ensure that a dangerous grease fire does not break out in your kitchen.

  • Repair Your Driveway and Walkways

During the winter months, wet and freezing conditions can cause small cracks in your walkways and driveways to expand.  This irregularity can pose a major tripping hazard to your loved ones and any visitors you may have.  To prevent this serious personal liability risk, make sure that you repair any irregularities in your property’s concrete work.

Complete these cleaning and maintenance tasks to make your property safer.  Want another way to take care of your home this spring?  If so, then contact us at Mike Leonard Insurance Agency.  Our dedicated team is eager to find you the right coverage from one of our many carriers including: Kemper, MetLife, Nationwide, Travelers, The Hartford, Safeco Insurance, Progressive, and American Strategic Insurance.