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Safeguard Your Home
    * Exterior lighting, trim tress & shrubs from windows, security system

Prevent Storm Damage
    *Use surge protectors
    *Unplug items when strom is approaching or when not in use
    *Keep outdoor items tied down

Winterize Your Home
    *Drain pipes and shut off water supply when leaving home for extended period of time
    *Open doors to cavinets to allow warm air to reach pipes
    *Maintain heat at reasonable temperature

Prevent Moisture Problems
    *Regularly inspect home for sings of moisture on walls, ceiling and in closets
    *Inspect hot water heater for signs of rust, gull overflow pans, clogged drain tubes
    *Inspect hoses for washing machines, refrigerator, and A/C units - stell reinforced tubes last much longer
    *Check caulking around bathtubs, sinks, and toilets
    *Check attic for moisture including wet insulation

Fire Prevention
    *Check smoke alarm batteries - have detectors hard wired in home
    *Keep fire extinguishers maintained per manufacturer's recommendations
    *Do not leave candles unattended
    *Do not keep articles near hot water heaters, furnaces, or stoves

Roof Related damage
    *Have a licensed contractor remove snow accumulation in the winter months
    *Keep debris out of gutters and roof valley
    *Make sure your attic is properly ventilated and insulated to prevent ice dam claims

Be a responsible Dog owner
    *33% of homeowners liability claims are a result of a dog bite

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