DID YOU KNOW?
Winter is insurance claim season for homeowners.
To ensure you keep the chill out and safely enjoy the season we are presenting the following helpful tips:
Check all your electrical holiday decorations for potential fire hazards such as frayed wires or loose connections. Do not overload the outlets, extension cords or surge protectors.
Check and clean your heating system to make sure it is in good working condition. Also clean or replace your furnace filter for maximum efficiency.
Screen or cap your chimney to keep rodents and birds out and have your chimney swept to avoid chimney fires.
Keep your sidewalks well lit, clear of slippery wet leaves, ice and snow. Service snow removal equipment and have a good supply of sand and salt on hand.
Protect your roof against heavy snow and ice loads. Keep gutters clean and roof drains open.
To avoid holiday burglaries secure your home before going away, lock all outbuildings and don’t leave any spare keys in likely hiding places such as under the door mat. Ask a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your home and reward them for their troubles.