Warm summer days, lighter evenings, and quality family time together – summer is truly a wonderful time of year. Yet, homeowners often throw caution to the wind and forget about some of the more common dangers that happen during this season. To protect your property and family, take steps to mitigate some of the more common summer risks.
Be sure to keep your grill at least ten feet away from your house and avoid placing it in a garage, breezeway, or anywhere near flammable material. Make sure to clean your flame tamers, burners, and grates with a wire brush to prevent fire hazards, too.
Hiding in the shadows
Installing security and floodlights with dusk-to-dawn or motion sensors will help you and your guests avoid accidents. It will also help to deter thieves who are looking for an unlit house so that they can move in the shadows.
An open invitation for thieves
Warmer temperatures mean we open more windows and doors to cool down. Yet, many of us forget to close and lock these doors, creating an open invitation for thieves. Get into the habit of closing and locking doors before you leave the house or relaxing in your backyard.
By taking a few precautions this summer, your house can be in a much better position.. To find the best home insurance policy to fit your needs, contact Bell Black Insurance today! We serve all insurance needs for those in Idaho Falls, Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Swan Valley, Ashton, and the neighboring communities in Idaho, as well as Jackson and Star Valley in Wyoming.