Summer Home Maintenance Tasks To Help Keep Insurance Claims Away

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As the summer brings warmer weather to BC, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

It’s also a great time to update your home, and the following home maintenance tasks are a great way to keep your home safe from issues and house insurance claims. Keep your home up-to-date and safe at the same time!

Trim Outside Plants

A nicely kept garden provides curb appeal and can help keep your property less prone to insects and pests. Take a walk around the perimeter of your home to ensure no plants are too close to or touching the house. This will prevent insects and pests from crawling your home and keep plant roots further away from your home. Keeping your plants adequately trimmed can also help lower your home’s risks from wildfires spreading!

Inspect All Windows

Cleaning your windows now and then will keep them bright and clear, but don’t forget to inspect your window’s caulking sealing too. This waterproof barrier between your windows and the rest of your home helps keep water, moisture, and other things from entering the house. Do a quick inspection of your windows’ interior and exterior, and re-caul if you see any signs of wear and tear.

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Check Home Exterior / Paint

Inspect the exterior of your home for any signs of significant wear and tear, damage, or concerns. If there are any issues, arrange a professional fix. Even something as simple as peeling paint should be investigated. A good touch-up, where needed now and then, can go a long way in ensuring the home is safe and well-kept.

Inspect The Roof And Attic

Take a look at your roof to ensure it looks OK. Safely climb on top for a closer look too. Get the roof fixed immediately if there are signs of severe damage, mold, significant wear, and tear, or any other concerns – and ensure a job well done. Also, check your attic on a rainy day to double-check and ensure there are no leaks. The last thing you want is a leak in your home!

Clear Perimeter Drain And Gutter

While you’re on top of your roof, take a look at your gutters and perimeter drain. Remove any excess plants, junk, dirt, and debris in your home’s gutters, as this may cause water blockage, which can encourage leaks and mold. This is a typical summer home maintenance task on most lists.

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Contact Us For More Tips!

We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about the tasks listed above and how they may help keep you and your home safe from insurance claims. We’d be happy to help answer any questions you may have, and we can always provide you with free quotes too!

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