Keeping your home safe during the upcoming hurricane season is a task that you shouldn’t neglect. There are things you can do to prevent many major problems. Here are some important tasks you need to take care of this year before hurricane season starts.
Consider buying an emergency preparedness kit.
An emergency preparedness kit contains water testers, pocket knives, flares, and ponchos among others. Hopefully, you won’t need it, but it’s wise to be prepared for any situation.
Replenish your supply of batteries and flashlights.
Was there a time when the power’s out, and you can’t get your hands on a working flashlight? Well, that commonly happens to most of us. Keep a stash of batteries in different varieties and flashlights in certain places inside your home. Make sure you return them back to where you’ve got them after using. Some people are afraid of stocking up batteries. That shouldn’t be the case because they can be stored at room temperature. What’s more is that they have a shelf life of 5 to 10 years.
Replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors.
Don’t wait until you hear that annoying beeping sound. Replace the batteries at least twice per year. And then, run a test after to make sure that it is working properly. It’s a smart idea to run a test at least once a month.
Buy a portable mobile phone charger.
Always make sure that they’re charged, especially when there’s a storm coming.
Check your fire extinguishers at home.
Check whether the needle on the pressure gauge is “in the green.” If it isn’t, then it has to be replaced. Also, check for damages on its parts.
Buy a DIY toolkit for your home.
Whether you use the toolkit to repair cabinet doors or leaky faucet, it is always a good idea to have tools at home.
Be prepared for storms all year long by doing regular maintenance checks to your home. This helps keep your home safe and running for the rest of the year. Aside from that, you can also qualify for insurance discounts.
At Wellcovered Insurance Group, we offer insurance that best suit your needs. Know how you can protect your home this hurricane season and call us at (386) 218-4951 or visit us at our office today. Determine how much your premiums will be by clicking here.