Check Your Attic for Signs of Leaks Once A Month

March 04, 2020

Did you know you should check your attic for leaks every month? That's right. Every 30 days or so you should inspect your attic for leaks and it's actually a simpler task than you might think. 

All you need is about 5-10 minutes of your time, a flashlight, and a small ladder if needed. Don't have a flashlight? You can pick one up at the store or on Amazon and it will only cost you anywhere from $4-20. Much cheaper than highering a pro to inspect your attic for you which would cost around $200-300. Not to mention the money you would save on a major leak that happened months ago without your knowledge. There are some insurance claims that aren't forseen, but this shouldn't be one of them!

How do you inspect your attic? Simple: 1. Enter your attic, if you can access it safely. 2. Use your flashlight to examine walls, floors, support beams, skylights, windows, vents, and roof valleys. 3. If you see signs of mold, discoloration, or pooling water, call a professional. 

It's better to catch a leak sooner rather than later!

 

Follow the link below to find free and low cost services near you.

 

The 7 Best Home Inventory Apps

January 30, 2020

Taking inventory of all your personal items sounds like a painstaking task, but could be important whether you rent an apartment or own a home. You can use your best guess to estimate the amount of personal property coverage you need on your homeowner's or renters insurance policy, or you can give yourself piece of mind knowing you're fully covered in the event of a total loss of your property. Whether you have a fire or water damage, it's likely you have valuables or even sentimental items that would devestating if lost, damaged or stolen. Are you willing to replace those items with your own money if you don't have enough insurance to replace everything? Well, there's an app for that! An app for taking inventory that is. Here are 7 of the best apps to ensure you're fully covered...

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