September 27, 2010

Is Your Home Ready for the Return of Winter?

Proper maintenance and being prepared for seasonal changes are important factors in keeping your home safe and sound. The extreme temperatures and conditions of the winter season can damage your home. Lake Michigan Insurance Agency recommends homeowners regularly check the roof, furnace, fireplace and water pipes, to ensure they are all properly maintained. Here are some additional tips to help you protect your home from winter-related damage:
  • Use a roof rake to clear snow from the roof and prevent ice dams from forming
  • Seal all exterior air gaps
  • Move all flammable materials away from the furnace
  • Change and clean the furnace filter
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detector alarms periodically and change the batteries at least once a year
  • Avoid using space heaters

Make sure you have the coverage you need at the best possible price—get your FREE quote today. See why so many members are choosing Lake Michigan Insurance Agency for their insurance needs! Request a quote online at or call (616) 643-0623.