Your homeowner’s insurance policy will not cover damage done to your home that is caused by a lack of maintenance. As such, at Biddle-Shaw Insurance Services, Inc., serving the greater San Francisco, CA area, we make it a point to let our clients know how important routine home maintenance is. Not only does it help protect your home and its value, but it helps to ensure homeowners insurance claims are not denied because of maintenance issues or problems. Spring is almost upon us, which means that certain home maintenance is needed.
Here are a few of the tips for spring home maintenance.
Trim Your Trees Back
Winter can be brutal on your trees. Strong winds can damage limbs, cold temperatures can cause damage, and heavy rains can cause the roots to be exposed. When it begins to warm up, you should have your trees inspected by an arborist if there are any signs of damage. Additionally, the tree should be trimmed to remove dead growth and make way for new life.
Check Your Roofs and Gutters
Spring is the rainy season. If your roofs and gutters are not ready for the rain, leaks and damage can occur. As such, at the end of winter or beginning of spring, you want to take the time to have your roofs and gutters inspected. If any damage is noted, repairs should be made quickly to prevent further rain damage.
Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer
Lastly, spring is the perfect time to have your air conditioner inspected and tuned up. This helps to ensure that when temperatures increase, your unit will be working correctly to keep your home cool.
Maintaining your home is important, and just as important is having a homeowners insurance policy that fully covers your home and the problems it may face. If you are in the market for a new homeowners insurance policy in the greater San Francisco, CA area, turn to Biddle-Shaw Insurance Services, Inc. Call us now for a free quote.