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NC Seasons – Protecting Your home

Protecting Your Home Through the North Carolina Seasons

A first and crucial step in protecting your home is excellent homeowners insurance. However, your home is one of your most important investments, and along with covering your home, maintaining it is equally as crucial! Secondly, this handy checklist will help keep you organized and up-to-date on things that every homeowner should do to keep their homes at their best. Finally, we know there are things you’d probably rather be doing on the weekends, but with this handy list, you should be able to tackle these must-do tasks with ease.

Common Household Tasks To Protect your North Carolina Home

Spring:

The cold temps in North Carolina have left for the most part. It’s time to open the windows, enjoy the spring temps and tackle these items:

  • Clean windows and check screens for damage from the harsh winter
  • Check gutters for debris and blockage
  • Check and clean dryer vents
  • Test attic fans to prepare for warmer temperatures
  • Check the roof for holes and damaged shingles
  • Do something fun ~ add a splash of color to your landscaping with pops of color from annuals
  • Check and replace batteries in fire alarm and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Inspect crawl space for any surprises that might have happened over winter
  • Clear air conditioning units for debris and schedule an AC check if you desire
  • Connect hoses back to outside faucets
  • Check and change air filters
Summer:

The heat and humidity are here! A few items that can be done quickly before you hit the pool, beach or lakeside retreat are:

  • Power-wash your home after the Spring pollen departs
  • Check home for unwanted pests and bugs
  • Scan porches and patios for damage and clean areas
  • Spot check for cracked concrete on driveways and pathways
  • Schedule furnace check-up because the cold temps will arrive
  • Schedule annual termite inspections if you haven’t had one done this year
  • Check and change air filters
Fall: 

Cooler temps, back to school, football and routines get more regular during this busy season. Therefore, it’s a great time to get organized after a fun-filled summer.

  • Check your Home Insurance Policy and do an annual review to make sure you are up-to-date on your coverage. Call Carolina Insurance Professionals if you have any questions.
  • Replace batteries in fire alarm and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Prepare emergency kits for hurricane season to protect your home (flashlights, tarps, batteries, etc)
  • Keep leaves raked away from the house
  • Clean gutters for the season
  • Check fireplace to ensure it’s ready to go for the colder months
  • Check and change air filters
Winter: 

The winter chill is on its way and it’s time to protect one of your greatest investments. 

  • Checking your heating unit and fireplace 
  • Prepare Emergency Kits to protect your home (flashlights, matches, weather radios, etc)
  • Detach hoses from outside faucets and use weather stripping if necessary
  • Shut down sprinkler systems for the season
  • Check and change air filters
  • Gather supplies like shovels, salt, to clear walkways leading to the house

Finally, protecting your home should be one of your top priorities. Also, having excellent home insurance is key to protecting your investment. With all the home insurance companies out there, we know it can be overwhelming to pick a provider. Therefore, it is important to compare house insurance plans and to ask questions regarding property insurance and contents insurance. However, for the best homeowners insurance, consult one of our agents at Carolina Insurance Professionals. We would love to provide you with home insurance quotes and review your current policy. With almost 20 years of insurance expertise, we can ensure that you have home coverage that you can count on! Above all, your home is your safe place and together we will keep it safe. 

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