As the warmer Spring weather arrives, so too does the need to thoroughly freshen up our homes. From clearing out your closets to conducting an annual deep cleaning in neglected areas around the house, springtime is the perfect time to cleanse your home of any unwanted dirt, dust, and clutter.

But, it’s also a great opportunity to safeguard your financial security in the face of unnecessary liability risks or costly insurance claims. Even though homeowners policies may provide coverage for common claims, getting ahead of foreseen risks helps you protect the health and safety of those who share your home — and in the long run protects your financial wellbeing.

At Doeren Mayhew Insurance Group, we specialize in assisting homeowners secure the right coverage for their unique needs. We can help you re-examine your current policies to ensure adequate coverage for your current circumstances, while also recommending easy ways to prevent costly claims. These spring cleaning tips will help you achieve just that.

Waterproof Your Home

Remove leaves and other excess debris from your gutters and downspouts during your spring cleaning routine this year to prevent clogging — and other expensive repairs. Inside your home, it’s important to check caulking in your bathrooms, kitchens, doorways, and windows to ensure they are properly sealed. Waterproofing your home and maintaining a well-functioning plumbing system can help protect against flooding, water damage, mold, and mildew.

Secure & Fireproof Your Home

Even though you may clean out the lint from your dryer’s lint trap after each load, it’s also important to remove lint buildup from your dryer’s lint hose to reduce the risk of fire. This is especially true if your laundry room is situated further from the exterior wall of your home. You should also audit your house for frayed extension cords or dusty electrical outlets that need to be replaced or cleaned. While you’re at it, check the batteries in your fire and carbon monoxide detectors, and test your home security system to ensure it’s functioning as intended.

Weatherproof Your Home

In a seasonal effort to make your home safe and liability-free, it’s important to get your HVAC units inspected and upgrade older equipment to ensure electrical components function properly. This will prolong the life of your heating and cooling systems, which also saves you money in the long run. Be sure to trim back trees and bushes around your home to prevent costly storm damage and unwelcome animal nests. And don’t forget to inspect exterior units, downspouts, and exhaust pipes to mitigate any safety concerns.

There are many things we can do to make our homes cleaner, safer, and less vulnerable to costly insurance claims. Following these spring cleaning tips to properly waterproof, fireproof, and weatherproof your home can help prevent unwanted injuries, accidents, or claims.

Contact us to schedule a personalized consultation with one of our trusted insurance agents today.