Time to change the clocks and review your Scotia, NY home insurance.
Changing the clocks is a twice-yearly occurrence and offers an opportune time to give your home the maintenance check it needs. Reviewing and updating your home twice a year help to keep it in tip-top condition and prepare for the seasons ahead!
Now that daylight saving time is ending at 2 am on Sunday, November 1, here’s a list of things to do in addition to setting your clocks back one hour!
- Batteries, batteries, batteries! Replenish your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, flashlights, and weather alert radios with fresh batteries to keep them from running low when you may need them the most. Batteries that have some life left can be used in clocks or toys until they run out, then recycle them!
- While you’re checking clocks, keep an eye out for light bulbs that may need to be replaced. This is a good time to swap energy-guzzling bulbs with energy-efficient ones.
- Replace your furnace filter to increase the lifespan of your furnace!
- Clean out your clothes dryer filter and hose as well as dusting around and underneath the appliance to reduce the risk of fire.
- If your fire extinguishers look a little worse for wear, replace them with a pressurized and functional one.
- Restock your first aid and emergency kit, replacing expired food items or water.
- Update your emergency kit for your pet.
- Check for any leaks that may be in the sink, toilet, shower, or washer plumbing.
- Look for burned-out lights, worn-out wipers, or low fluids in your car. It may be time for an oil change, new tires, or fresh battery.
- Update your home inventory so that it reflects the coverage in your homeowners insurance policy.
During this time, review your homeowners insurance coverage so that you are able to receive aid in the event of a covered loss, such as a fire, theft, or hail damage. Contact Scautub Agency in Scotia, New York for the best policy for you and your home.