The beginning of the year is the perfect time to do your annual home check-ups. As responsible homeowners, there are a few things we should do every year to ensure our home is safe and running properly. Here are a few things which should be on your check-up list this year:
Conduct a Home Inspection
Take time yourself, or hire a professional, to check for damage such as cracks, leaks, and breaks in the interior and exterior of your home. Should areas of your home need repair, get them fixed as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Do Routine Maintenance
There are a few tasks at home which should be done annually and it’s best to do them all at once in the beginning of the year. Tasks such as replacing your air filter, cleaning dryer ducts, and replacing fire alarm batteries are important to keep your home running smoothly and safely.
Update Your Home Inventory
In the event of a loss, having a home inventory can expedite the claims process. It’s important to create a home inventory and keep it up to date throughout the year. You can easily start yours by listing your belongings and their estimated value and be sure to keep more than one copy of your inventory in a safe and protected location. You can also take a video inventory of your items and store it on multiple devices.
Review Your Homeowners Insurance Coverage
Make sure you have the right coverage by reviewing your policy online or with your agent. You can always make adjustments and add additional coverage as needed. Keeping your family and home safe and protected is Edison Insurance Company’s number one priority. Ask your agent how they can help make sure you have the proper coverage or call us at 866-568-8922.