When spring arrives, it is time to toss the winter blues aside and enjoy what you have been missing since last autumn. To help you avoid expensive repair bills for a home in the greater Rochester, MN area, consider these spring tips for homeowners from Safechoice Insurance Agency.
Clean the Gutters
Your home’s gutters direct water and rain away from your home’s roof and the rest of the house. When clogged, water collects slowly, so there’s a good chance it remains undetected before it becomes an expensive home repair.
Inspect the Roof
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense Against water damage and other environmental factors.
Check/Clean/Replace HVAC Filters
Dirty or neglected filters forces heating and air conditioning systems to work harder, which increases the cost of running the systems and likely decreases the system’s useful life.
Check the Hose That Fills the Washing Machine
An old hose, under constant pressure, can start to crack and leak. Replace it before it damages your home.
Drain the Hot Water Heater
To help reduce your electricity bill and prolong the water heater’s life, drain it annually to remove any sediment that builds up over time.
Check the Seals Around Doors/Windows
Cold winter weather can harden caulk which then cracks. These cracks, when repaired, will help reduce your electricity bill and prevent water from seeping through the crack and into your home, causing preventable damage.
Repair Cracked/Peeling Paint
While most people consider paint cosmetic, it protects your home from the outside elements.
To learn how to further protect your home and family in the greater Rochester, MN area, call the insurance professionals at Safechoice Insurance Agency at 507-280-9282 or contact us online.