Man Clearing Leaves From Guttering Of House

Winter is already upon us in the Mid-Atlantic but it’s not too late to prepare your home for its potentially disastrous effects.  RHH Insurance wants you to enjoy a safe, warm and happy winter season.

By taking some precautions you can avoid winter related damage to your biggest investment…

Preparing Your Home’s Exterior For Winter

  • Clean out gutters.  Keep gutters clear of leaves and any debris that could potentially cause ice damming and water seepage into the home.
  • Trim trees and branches. To prevent damage to your home or car during a storm.
  • Make any necessary repairs to sidewalk, steps and railings to prevent pedestrian injuries during icy and snowy weather.
  • Seal exterior cracks or holes to keep the warm air in and the cold out.  This can also help your heating bill $

Preparing Your Home’s Interior For Winter

  • Keep inside temperatures at 65 degrees or higher, especially if you are away from your home for an extended period of time.  This will help prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Consider purchasing a generator for power outages during winter storms.
  • Keep the home fires safely burning.  Remove any combustible objects from its vicinity.
  • Call in the professionals for annual plumbing and heating check ups before the bad weather starts.
  • Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors regularly.

Lastly, give your homeowners insurance a check-up for 2017.  Contact your insurance specialist if you have made any recent home or life changes to make any necessary adjustments to your policies.

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