Improve Security During Home Improvements

Use These Tips To Protect Your Home While It Is Worked On

Summer presents a perfect opportunity to take on home improvement projects.  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 in North Texas. We’ll work to get you the right coverage from one of our carriers Kemper, MetLife, Travelers, The Hartford, Safeco Insurance, Progressive, and American Strategic Insurance so you can rest easy with excellent protection.