Winters can be quite cold and snowy in Connecticut. Preparing your home to face these weather conditions is important to your home’s safety. At Trahan Insurance Agency LLC in Griswold, CT, we have a team with almost 70 years of insurance experience, and as an independent insurance agency, we are able to better serve our customers with more choices and the best rates.
Getting your Connecticut home ready for winter
Clear the leaves
Connecticut is a state with a lot of trees. We have wonderful foliage in the fall, but that leads to yards, driveways, sidewalks, and gutters filled with leaves. They are not nearly as attractive off the trees as on. Gutters need to be kept clear to avoid causing damage to the roof. On the sidewalk and driveway, leaves are a slip-and-fall hazard, especially if they get wet, which in Connecticut is inevitable.
Tune up the snow blower
Making sure that your snowblower is operational is important. Depending on what type of snow blower you have, the tune-up will involve different things. Make sure that it starts up at the very least.
Get the furnace cleaned
Having a clean furnace is proactive and can help to make sure that when it gets cold out, you will have the heat you need. While you are at it, get the chimney cleaned as well.
Get some sand and salt
Having sand and salt on hand to treat the walkways and driveways helps to protect you, your family, and anyone who visits.
Check the battery backup in your smoke detectors and your carbon monoxide detectors. Every year people die from carbon monoxide poisoning, which is a preventable hazard.
Consult With Us
When you are ready to change insurance agents or your carrier or are just looking for personalized service, we are here for you at Trahan Insurance Agency LLC in Griswold, CT.