Fall Tips for Home owners
We’ve all heard of Spring cleaning but Fall is another excellent time of year to accomplish your home maintenance projects and get your home in order for the chilly months ahead. Take a look at the tips below from our Santa Monica Allstate insurance center to learn how you can not only stay cozy this winter but also protect your biggest investment – your home.
Keep Your Santa Monica Home Safe This Winter
- Clean Out the Garage
When preparing your home for the winter, we recommend starting from the ground up which means first cleaning out the garage. Comb through any equipment that may have unused or leftover gas, such as your grille or lawnmower, and properly remove and store it for the winter. Allowing the gas to sit in the fuel tank can cause sediment to form in the tank and potentially ruin the equipment.
- Check Your Windows and Doors
Take a look at the windows and doors in your home for any cracks, leaks, or air circulating through the window sills or door frames. This is perhaps the easiest way to save on your heating bill and keep your house warm this winter.
- Service Your Heating and Air Conditioning System
Your heating and air conditioning units should be cleaned twice a year, typically in the spring and fall, to not only improved your heating system’s efficiency but also to reduce household dust and provide relief to those with respiratory issues.
- Inspect Your Roof
Even though we offer a variety of Allstate home insurance policies that provide protection for your Santa Monica home’s walls and roof, it never hurts to inspect your roof for potential damage. Keep an eye out for any missing shingles and ensure your gutters are clear of leaves, sticks, and other debris.
No matter the time of year or the weather, our Allstate insurance professionals are always available to assist you with your insurance needs! Reach out to us at Sully Insurance Center to request a quote and receive help selecting a home insurance policy that maximizes your coverage.