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Home Maintenance Tips for January

By Safety & Maintenance Tips

Hello January.  It may be cold outside, but there are still maintenance items you can take care of around your home in January.  Check out our list:

  • Clear gutters and downspouts.  You probably cleaned your gutters of leaves in the fall, but sometimes those trees hang onto their leaves and drop later – pin oaks are a good example.  Having your gutters and downspouts clear of debris can help prevent ice building up on your roof.
  • Create or update your home inventory.  Taking photos or even videos of each room of your house and also its exterior can help save you time should you have a claim.
  • Insulate any exposed outdoor pipes can help prevent the pipes from freezing.  
  • Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  January is a month where you may be using wood heat fireplaces, so testing your detectors is a good idea this time of year.

We wish all of our clients a great January and hope their 2019 is off to a wonderful start!