Every month, we share easy tasks you can do to keep you home in tip-top shape all year long. So here are a few tasks you can take on in November!
CO & Smoke Detectors - I’m sure you already have heard us tell you that when its time to “Fall Behind” with our clocks, its also a great time to replace the batteries in your CO & smoke detectors. But just in case you forgot or maybe all of your clocks reset themselves automatically, I’ll remind you again about those batteries. Take a few quick minutes to test your CO & smoke detectors. Even with new batteries sometimes smoke detectors can still wear out. If you have an old one it might be a good idea to replace it completely.
Maintain Large Appliances - Appliances are a big long-term investment! That’s why it’s important to take good care of them all year long. Doing a few quick things now can save you lots of money in the long run. Your refrigerator is a great place to start. Accumulating dust can make your fridge cooling system less efficient.
To prevent trouble, regularly pull the fridge away from the wall and clean the condenser coils with a vacuum cleaner. It’s also a good idea to dust and clean the front lower grille. This five minute task can add years of service to your refrigerator!
Clean The Oven & Stove Drip Pans - Next move on to your stove. It’s another appliance that needs a good regular cleaning to keep it working well. Many ovens have a self-cleaning feature that will do the hard work for you. The only problem? It can take a while to run the cleaning feature and it usually smells pretty bad while it’s running. Save this task for a nice day and open up the windows to keep it well ventilated. Check your stove manual for instructions and take a few minutes to clean the burners too.
Have Problem Trees Trimmed - Cold weather has arrived. Have you noticed any large branches hanging over onto your roof? Get them trimmed as soon as possible. A good ice storm can cause branches to break onto your roof leading to more damage and insurance claims.
Save on Home Insurance - Homeowners Insurance is an important part of protecting your home and belongings. To make sure you have the best coverage, call the Bryan Insurance Agency today at 888-565-2212 or visit us online for a free, no obligation quote.
At the Bryan Insurance Agency, we are the leaders in homeowners insurance in New Windsor, Long Island, and the surrounding New York areas. We specialize in homeowners insurance and mobile home insurance.