This year, the team at Viveiros Insurance wants individuals who rent out apartments and homes to be prepared with Massachusetts property insurance that they can trust.
Fall River, MA (PRWEB) November 20, 2011
The experts at Viveiros Insurance know that renting property is a great way for people to make money, especially those that own homes or buildings in Massachusetts where real estate prices are high. However, the harsh New England winter can present a number of problems for local landlords. Between complications with snow removal and increased fire hazards, the chances are that landlords will have to rely on their Massachusetts property insurance to provide financial protection against potentially costly accidents.
Clearly, the best way for landlords to avoid filing claims on their Massachusetts property insurance is to take steps to prevent accidents from occurring in the first place. In light of the upcoming holiday season, the team at Viveiros Insurance would like to offer the following tips on how local residents who rent out property can protect themselves and their investments throughout the winter:
- Be proactive when it comes to snow and ice. Landlords who take the time to put down salt before a storm may help prevent a slip-and-fall accident on the property that could result in a lawsuit. In addition, property owners should remove all snow and ice as soon as possible.
- Install indoor sprinkler systems. People who own small and large buildings alike should consider installing sprinkler systems due to the fact that these can significantly reduce the extent of damage from a fire. Christmas trees that are not watered properly, holiday lights and festive candles can all be serious fire hazards.
- Have the property’s plumbing systems checked before the cold weather strikes and inform tenants that the heat should be kept on low, even if they travel for extensive periods of time for the holidays. Frozen pipes can lead to costly repairs for landlords.
Many local landlords encountered problems last winter when the state was hit with record amounts of snow. This year, the team at Viveiros Insurance wants individuals who rent out apartments and homes to be prepared with Massachusetts property insurance that they can trust. Whether an incident occurs within a rented unit or outside on the property, a comprehensive insurance policy can provide the protection that landlords need in order to keep money coming in.
About Viveiros Insurance:
Upon opening our doors in 1977, Viveiros Insurance strove to provide value-added services to the local community. Viveiros Insurance is a full service, independent Massachusetts insurance agency. We set ourselves apart from other Massachusetts insurance companies by offering only the highest quality customer service. Our business plan is based upon Strength, Stability & Service – we go beyond the standard agency’s services to earn your trust and gain a customer for life.