Spring has arrived, and for many people this means it’s time to bust out the gloves and sponges. While spring is often the perfect season for tidying up the home, it can also be a great time to make your home safer. The San Diego homeowners insurance experts at American Tri-Star have a few tips to help you accomplish this task.
Replace Alarm Batteries
Batteries drain over time, and it can be easy to forget about the fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors that keep us safe in our homes. Replace old batteries in these devices with new ones to prevent corrosion and malfunctioning alarms. You never know when they’ll actually come in handy.
Clear Your Dryer Vent of Lint and Other Debris
While cleaning the lint trap is usually a simple task, dryer vents often go unnoticed because they aren’t always as easy to access. A clogged dryer hose or vent can be a considerable fire hazard. Remember to clear it out to prevent a fire, ideally at least once a year. Use a vacuum hose or hanger to quickly clear lint build-up.
Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet
The cold months tend to bring a few illnesses into our households, meaning unfinished prescriptions could be taking up space and posing a threat. Never consume expired medications that could have adverse effects. Get rid of the old drugs by bringing them to your local pharmacy where they’ll be happy to safely dispose of them for you.
Make Sure Stinging Pests Don’t Make a Home of Your Patio
Wasps and bees are most active in the spring and can be a real pain, especially if anyone in your household is allergic to their venom. To prevent these pests from moving in, seal cracks in your patio coverings. If you notice a hive is already present, use an appropriate pesticide to get rid of them.
At American Tri-Star, we believe keeping your home and your family protected is a top priority, which is why we offer homeowners insurance that can be tailored to best meet your needs. In addition to home insurance, we also offer affordable business, health, motorcycle, and car insurance San Diego residents trust. For a free quote, call 619-272-2100 to speak with one of our friendly representatives.