Homeowner Hacks: Prevent Damage to Prevent Claims

Did you know that 1 in 15 insured homes will experience a property damage claim this year? Protect your home by following these 7 easy steps:

  1. Use smoke detectors - and don't forget to change the batteries!
  2. Clean dryer vents - not only will it make your clothes less linty, but failure to do so can be a fire hazard.
  3. Monitor appliances while in use - don't wander too far away while your toast is toasting!
  4. Annually review your insurance coverage - your agent will be happy to help, and it is important to check for any possible gaps. 
  5. Use a home security system - it will even get you a discount on your insurance! Other security options can be as simple as installing deadbolt locks to prevent break-ins. 
  6. Remove snow from your roof - by clearing the edges of your roof, you prevent snow from melting and then refreezing to block drains, causing seepage into your home. 
  7. Use water leak sensors - these little gadgets sound an alarm when they detect water, making it easy to detect a problem before it causes widespread damage. 

Hack your home today!

Read more at the original article on CNBC here.