Preparing the home for fall

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When the temperatures start to dip, many people scramble to get in every bit of summer fun they can before it’s too late. But the end of the summer is about more than fun, especially if you’re a home owner. With autumn looming, it’s time to get some things ready around the house and yard before that next change in seasons.

On the outside of the house, checking your gutters for any debris is important to keep them functional throughout the winter. You should also check your sidewalks and driveway for cracks and uneven spots and get those taken care of as well.

Inside you’ll want to take those first steps toward weather proofing. Check for cracks around windows in order to keep them working efficiently. Furnaces and fireplaces will also need to be checked, because is either of these are dirty it will not only make them less efficient, but it could present a potentially dangerous situation. Speaking of fire, you’ll want to check you detectors, both smoke and CO to make sure they are in working condition, and remind you family or your plan in case a fire ever does happen.

Even with precautions, no one can be 100% sure of their safety, that’s why it’s good to double check your homeowners insurance as well and make sure the coverage you have is still appropriate for the needs of you and your family. Agers Insurance Services in Oakley, CA has the right connections with the top insurance companies and can help guide you toward the right homeowners insurance policy for your family. Contact us today for a free quote.