Home Maintenance Tasks to Stay on Top Of

Home Maintenance Tasks to Stay on Top Of

Essential home maintenance tasks to do.  

Being a homeowner means taking on new responsibilities. From the home’s structure to the HVAC systems, maintenance and upkeep is all down to you. To keep your valuable asset in good condition, be sure you’re doing this crucial (but often overlooked) maintenance tasks.

Clean the lint from around your clothes dryer regularly. By all around it, we mean under it, on top of it, behind it, and beside it. It’s also a good idea to take off the hose and remove the build-up of lint from inside there. This should be done at least twice a year, if not more often.

Have your home inspected for termites annually. Termites can wreak havoc on your home’s structure and wallet. This is especially true since most standard home insurance policies don’t cover termite damage. If your home does have termites, it’s best to resolve the issue quickly.

Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The easier way to prevent or stop a fire is by purchasing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Fit fire alarms on every level of the home and outside each sleeping area. A carbon monoxide detector should also be located on every floor of your home, including one near the garage. Test these alarms monthly, refreshing the batteries if needed.

Reduce mold. Mold and mildew spores can not only trigger allergies but it can destroy your property over time. Mold is present in damp conditions, and while sometimes this cannot be avoided in areas like the bathroom and kitchen, there are ways to prevent mold from taking over. Regularly cleaning and airing a room out can help to reduce the likelihood of mold rearing its unsightly head.

Update your home inventory. Whether you update your home or make a big-ticket purchase like a brand new TV or an antique, you must remember to update your homeowners insurance policy. Protecting your property means that your homeowners insurance policy must accurately reflect your lifestyle and belongings. As a general rule of thumb, review coverage annually and more so if you make changes around the house.

Protect your home with these tips and with the right homeowners insurance. Contact the professionals at Lloyd S. Berkett Insurance Agency, located in Los Angeles and serving the globe. We can help you to secure the right homeowners insurance for your needs and budget. Please open links in a new tab to continue enjoying our content!

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