Calling all Homeowners – Fall is in the Air
Get your pumpkin spice and scarves ready. Fall is just around the corner. You are probably ready for cooler temperatures and a change of season, but is your home? Changes in season require you to prepare your home in different ways. Fall can have different types of weather throughout the entire season. Here are a few things that you can do to prepare your home.
Clean Out Your Gutters
With fall, there are leaves constantly falling. It is important to assure that there are no clogs in your gutters. Clogs can be cause for water not to drain properly and could cause damage to your roof and/or cause damage to your foundation if the water is running straight down the side of your home.
Get Your Chimney Swept
It is best to have your chimney swept during the seasons that you are not using it. With being in Tennessee, it is hard to make time with the fluctuations of temperature. Early fall is a great time to have your chimney swept. You never know what kind of blockages could have occurred since you last used it during the winter. Even within a year, animals could have been nesting or natural buildup could have taken place causing your fireplace to be unsafe to use.
Get Your HVAC Ready for Heating
Turning your heat on for the first time can be somewhat nerve racking. There can be a slight smell that accompanies the heat being turned on for the first time, but you need to be prepared for what steps you can do to assure that it is just a smell and not a fire.
Checking your filters and cleaning the area around your HVAC are great preventive measures to take to assure that everything goes smoothly while transitioning to heat for the first time in a few months.
Avoiding Homeowners Insurance Claims
By following these suggestions, you may be able to avoid damages that could result in a large homeowners insurance claim. For more information on protecting your property, get in touch with the team at Farmers Mutual of Tennessee. Since 1913, they have provided quality insurance coverage at an affordable price to residents throughout the state of Tennessee. Their local independent agent will be happy to help you find the right coverage for your home, mobile home, rental dwelling, or farm at a price that suits your budget. Give Farmers Mutual of Tennessee a call today at (800) 824-9555, and visit them online for more information.