In Connecticut, spring is one of the most anticipated seasons. After enduring a long and harsh winter, homeowners and car owners are anxious to get back on the road and start home improvement projects. However, while the warm weather and sunshine will feel great, there are some hazards you need to be mindful of. Winter can leave behind a lot of debris and may have even damaged your vehicle so before you do any work on your home or take the car for a long ride, read over some helpful safety tips from Petruzelo Insurance.
Winters in Connecticut can be severe. Heavy snow, ice accumulation and sub-zero temperatures can all combine to put a lot of stress on your home. Roofs, siding and foundations are all at risk when bad weather blows in and a good idea is to spend a warm spring afternoon doing an inspection of your home. One area you will want to pay close attention to is the roof and gutters. Snow and ice can do a lot of damage to roofs and gutters, including ice dams, clogs and leaks. If you don't spot check these areas your home could be in danger. If you are not comfortable walking on the roof of your home or using a long ladder, contact a roofing and gutter specialist to inspect your home and tell you if any repairs are immediately necessary. If you don't keep up with the maintenance of your roof you may be denied a claim should damage occur and the claims adjuster determines you could have prevented the damage.
After a winter full of snowstorms and ice it's a good idea to take a close look at your car. The roads can be in bad shape after waves of plows have rolled through and sand and salt have been dumped in copious amounts. Continually driving on such surfaces could cause damage to a car including worn tires, brakes and gradual deterioration of the shocks. Sliding on ice can also do damage to the steering column and may affect your alignment. Before you plan a spring road trip, take the time to look over your vehicle and inspect for damage. A better idea is to schedule a tune-up with your mechanic for a thorough inspection that will identify any areas that need to be repaired immediately.
At Petruzelo Insurance we want everyone to enjoy spring. Take the time to inspect your home and vehicle after a long winter to stay current with repairs and maintenance.
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