7 November, 2019 0
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Did You Know About These Important Homeownership Tasks?

Commonly forgotten homeownership tasks.

As a homeowner, you are responsible for keeping your property in good order and protecting your home, belongings, and loved ones.  While you work hard to keep up with repairs and maintenance tasks, there are many other overlooked ways to care for your home.  Make sure you keep up with these commonly forgotten homeownership tasks.

  • Update Your Home Appraisal

During a home appraisal, an expert will come in and evaluate the current value of your home.  Many homeowners are not aware that they need to have their home reappraised every year or so.  This way, they can see how changes such as renovations, neighborhood growth, and so on affect the value of their home.  When you know your home’s current value, you can make sure that you have an adequate amount of homeowners insurance coverage in place.

  • Upgrade Your Alarms

Your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors keep your family safe by alerting you to fires and gas leaks in your home.  This is why it’s so important to make sure that they are operating properly.  To ensure that your technology is up to date, experts recommend upgrading your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors every ten years.  Additionally, you should replace the batteries in all your alarms on an annual basis.

  • Replace Your Fire Extinguisher

Many homeowners are surprised to learn that fire extinguishers actually expire.  To ensure that your extinguisher works well in an emergency, experts recommend changing it out every 5-15 years.  You can check the state of your extinguisher by looking at the pressure gauge on the extinguisher’s handle.  If the needle is in the “green,” then your extinguisher is good to go.  If the pressure drops below this range, then it’s time for a replacement.

These are some of the commonly forgotten homeownership tasks that you should take care of.  Want another way to take care of your home?  Then make sure you have the right homeowners insurance in place.  For assistance with all your home coverage needs, contact the experts at Fuller Insurance Agency in Southern California today.

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