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5 Home Maintenance Tips That Can Help You Protect Your Home and its Value

Updated: Sep 4, 2019

Regular home maintenance can go a long way to keeping your house safe and secure.

Being proactive is always your best defense when it comes to possible dangers and accidents that can ruin your home and leave you with a hefty repair bill.

1. Your Climate Control

As far as maintenance goes, your home’s climate control system, while very important, can be something that gets neglected easily. A problem with your climate control can lead to major issues; this can range from flooding caused by a frozen pipe while you’re away to an electrical malfunction with your air conditioner causing a fire. You should be sure to stay on top of your climate control system all year.

2. Gutters

Gutters are another often neglected part of your home that can lead to major problems. Your gutters divert water away from your home when it rains and protects your foundation. If your gutters are clogged, you may wind up with water build up. This can lead to overflowing gutters that can damage siding, roofing, and eventually structural problems. Regularly cleaning your gutters and replacing broken gutters or downspouts will help prevent this.

3. Trees

If you live in an area with a lot of trees, you need to be taking care of them. Trimming branches and removing dead trees is the only way to prevent them from falling on your home. Some trimming and tree removal may be easy to do, but for the most part, you should have a professional check out your trees and do the work. It’s important you keep an eye out, though.

4. General Care

By keeping up with your house, you also make it less appealing to burglars. When your house falls into disrepair, it looks like there’s no one living there. This can lead to your home becoming the target of thieves. Simple things like shoveling walkways, raking leaves, collecting trash and refuse, and keeping things organized can keep your home well-kempt with the benefit of looking occupied.

5. Insurance

If you’re looking to further protect your home, the right insurance plan can help. Contact our team at ABCO to discuss an insurance plan that fits you!

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