The leaves are turning color, the days are getting shorter and the air has the crispness that means winter is just around the corner. It is time to start preparing your home for the winter to come. At Max Insurance LLC in Des Moines, IA, we help our customers make sure that their homes are protected, no matter what the winter weather may bring.
Protecting Your Home
Clean the gutters
Leaves are one of the main items of debris that clog up your gutters. If you don’t have gutter guards, you need either to clean them out yourself or to hire someone to clean them. If they are clogged when the winter snow and rain come, they can back up and cause roof damage.
Get your chimney cleaned
Before you make your first fire of the year in your fireplace, get your chimney cleaned. Chimney fires are always a potential danger, and why take the risk?
Have the furnace cleaned and tuned
Before you need it, it is always a good idea to have your furnace cleaned and tuned for the coming season. The filter needs to be changed and if there are any issues, you don’t want to wait until the cold weather is upon you.
Check the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
You will be spending a lot more time in the house in the winter, and it is a good idea to make sure the air that you are breathing won’t kill you. It is just a matter of testing and replacing the batteries in the battery backup.
Plug the leaks
Make sure that your windows and doors fit tightly and are not letting your heat escape.
Get Home Insurance
Contact Max Insurance LLC in Des Moines, IA when you want to discuss your current home insurance or are a new homeowner looking for your first home insurance.