Home adjustments to make for a safer property.
Every homeowner wants to protect the safety of their property. From locking the doors and windows to keeping the property in good condition, there are many ways to keep a home safe. There are some simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can handle to make your home safe – whether you’re good at DIY or not! Take a look at these inexpensive fixes.
Check your appliances
Your home’s appliances are the most common source of water leaks in homes, so it’s worth taking a look at least once a year to check for problems. Look for kinks and cracks in hoses leading into your washer and dishwasher, and consider using reinforced hoses for added security.
Add stability to stairs
Are your home’s railings rickety and old? If so, consider replacing them with new rails. Add non-slip strips, particularly to outdoor stairs, to prevent slips and trips.
Minimize the clutter
Everything from small tables to poorly-placed rugs to the pet’s toys can become a tripping hazard. Make sure that your home is adequately laid out to avoid trips and tidy up the clutter often.
Test smoke and CO alarms
Make sure you have working carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Check them regularly to ensure they’re in good condition, replacing the batteries if needed. Also, consider testing your home for radon, a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that can be dangerous over time.
Replace furnace and air filters
Keep your furnace filter and air ducts clean by replacing the filter often. A clogged filter can cause the system to work harder, pulling in more energy, as well as recycling poor quality air. Additionally, consider adding some of nature’s air filters: plants!
These fixes can help make your home safer for all. When the worst happens, make sure that you can fall back on your homeowners insurance. 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.