While it is essential to have homeowners insurance with a sufficient amount of coverage, you still want to do everything you can to prevent an issue that requires you to file a claim. Since there is so much involved with maintaining a home, you should consider creating a long and detailed list that includes exactly what needs to be maintained in your home and how often, along with the recommended methods.
If you follow the list I have created below, you should be able to get off to a great start.
Be Extra Careful with the Grill
Although a grill can provide you with some delicious meals, a grill can also be quite dangerous. After going without using your grill for several months, you want to perform a thorough inspection to make sure there are no problems with the hoses, tubing, or propane tank for those with a gas grill.
Do not bring flammable liquids near the grill or store them nearby, and make sure to place the grill far enough away from the siding of your home to avoid creating a fire hazard.
Invest in High-Security Locks
While traditional door locks might be somewhat effective, they do not perform as well as high-security locks when it comes to preventing intruders from being able to get into your home. If you want to go even further, you might want to consider investing in a home security system for maximum security.
Work Actively to Prevent Fires
House fires can happen for a variety of reasons, and as a homeowner, you are responsible for actively working to prevent these fires from happening. If you want to burn candles inside, you must create a place for candles to be burned safely, such as away children, pets, and anything that could catch on fire.
Check Smoke Detectors Regularly
While it is easy to install a smoke detector and replace the batteries when needed, there are a few extra steps that you should take to make sure they work properly. For instance, you should clean them every few months to keep them free of dust and get entirely new smoke detectors every decade or so.
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