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LOSS-PROOF YOUR HOUSE

A great way of avoiding those pesky little Homeowners claims is to loss-proof your house. Here are a few helpful tips from a recent insurance trade report:

 

    • Fix minor roof leaks quickly and keep rain gutters clean.

 

    • Trim dead branches. Also, remove dying trees from your property before they fall and cause unsightly, expensive damage.

 

    • If you’re in a high-wind area, install windstorm shutters.

 

    • Improve overall drainage around the house. If your basement tends to flood, install an automatic sump pump with a battery backup, in case of a power outage during a major storm.

 

    • Check your roof and heating, electrical, and plumbing systems every few years. It’s best to let a professional do this.

 

    • If you have a fireplace, keep your chimney clean and unobstructed!

 

For the best Homeowners insurance policy to meet your needs, contact us 860-589-3434 or visit our website at www.Tracy-Driscoll.com.