Spring has officially sprung and after a bitter cold winter, many of you are ready for the warmer weather, flowers, and outdoor activities. However, with spring also comes the chance of severe weather conditions such as heavy storms and tornadoes that can wreak havoc on your home. Before the rains and storms of spring occur, it is recommended you follow a checklist to make sure your home is ready for spring and all that accompanies it.
5 Ways You Can Prepare for the Spring Season
Review Your Homeowner’s Coverages- Now is the time to contact your local Alabama independent insurance agent to discuss your current coverage situation pertaining to covered perils that are prevalent during this season. Assume that a tornado strikes your area causing extensive damage to your home, roof, and property. Are you adequately covered? Now is the time to review your coverage limits before a situation happens.
Clean Your Gutters- Winter is over and now it’s time for spring cleaning, which should include your gutters. If your gutters are filled with debris from the winter months and pollen from spring, it is wise to clean them to ensure you have proper drainage for when heavy rain occurs.
Inspect Your Roof- Winter brought high winds and severe weather conditions, so now it is time to inspect your roof to look for missing shingles and signs of rotting wood. Failing to do so can result in leaks into your home.
Trim Your Trees- Look for large limbs hanging over your roof or near your power lines and trim anything that could result in damages to your home. Also, inspect your trees for signs of rot. A heavy wind or severe rain, not to mention a tornado, could bring down large limbs or even the entire tree.
Service Your A/C- Make sure a licensed HVAC specialist does a routine inspection and service on your air conditioner before turning it on for spring and summer.
Getting your home ready for spring can ease your mind that if a covered peril does happen, you will be ready to handle it! If you have any questions or concerns about your homeowners insurance protection or coverage options, call our offices at Burkett & Associates and we will assist you right away! We are here for all your Alabama homeowners insurance needs.