September 30, 2011

Winter is Coming! Is Your Home Ready?

A few preventive steps that can help keep your home safe are proper maintenance and being prepared for seasonal changes. Lake Michigan/VML Insurance Agency recommends homeowners check their roof, furnace, fireplace and water pipes to ensure that they are properly maintained to prevent damage from extreme temperatures.

Most importantly, make sure you have the coverage you need in case these preventive steps do not protect you. Call for a competitive quote today and see why so many members are choosing Lake Michigan/VML Insurance Agency. Request a quote online at or call (616) 234-6979.

Tips to protect your home this winter:
  • 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 furnace filters.
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detector alarms periodically and change the batteries once a year.
  • Avoid using space heaters.