Home safety tips during spring season

Home safety tips during spring

The beautiful spring season comes with warmth and cheerful trees bursting with color and flowers. It comes with one message—time to brighten up. For most people in Pittsburgh, PA, cleaning and safety come first. Spring is the perfect time to think about home and insurance advisers at Gallina and Sons recommend reviewing and updating your home insurance policy to protect your family and loved ones. So, apart from insurance, what else can you do to improve safety during spring?

Check, replace, and repair your security alarms and smoke detectors

Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors should be checked with the test button and dusted. Replace the batteries if necessary or replace the unit if faulty. Burglars often lie low during winter and start operating again during spring. For that reason, you may want to check and replace your security system and ensure everything is working in excellent condition.

Don’t forget the weather

Don’t be fooled by flowers and the bright sun. The spring weather can be extremely unpredictable, especially if you live around the coastal regions. While you spend more time outdoors, be sure to watch out for storms and warning signs for the weather change. Always dress appropriately and stay up to date with the weather forecast.

Inspect for mold

The cold weather may not be kind to your laundry room and bathroom. However, the warm weather provides an excellent opportunity to inspect and get rid of mold before it becomes a health hazard for you and your family. If left alone, it can spread and cause serious respiratory problems.

Spring-cleaning takes time and effort, but when done right, your home is much safer and comfortable. If you need help with your home insurance policy, please feel free to contact Gallina and Sons in Pittsburgh, PA, and we will be happy to help.