In many homes, garages are so filled with clutter that they stop serving their main purpose. One way to prevent accidents and claims on residents’ home insurance is to follow these organization tips.
Dorchester, Massachusetts (PRWEB) November 07, 2012
As the season begins to shift to a colder one, H. Levenbaum Insurance Agency encourages Massachusetts homeowners to pay attention to an often forgotten structure: the garage. Although this is a separate building from the main home, it can still be protected by homeowners insurance. Massachusetts residents should remember that having coverage is only half the battle when working to prevent future accidents.
In many homes, garages are so filled with clutter that they stop serving their main purpose. One way to prevent accidents and claims on residents’ home insurance is to follow these organization tips:
- When getting started, set a pace and a schedule.
- Consider renting an outdoor storage container so belongings do not sit in the driveway unattended.
- Enlist help from trusted family and friends.
- Empty the contents out and begin sorting by categories.
- Throw away anything broken or expired.
- While the garage is empty, give it a thorough cleaning with soap and water.
- Label containers to make organization easier when putting back items.
- Maintain the garage after it is clean. Once clutter starts accumulating again, it’s time to get to work.
Staying organized and having a clean garage can help reduce the risk of injury, which can reduce claims on Massachusetts residents’ health and home insurance.
In addition to garage maintenance, homeowners should not leave garage belongings exposed because statistics compiled by metropolitan police departments reveal that approximately 50% of all residential burglaries occur due to a garage door being left open. A garage that is no longer secure is a safety hazard as well as an invitation for theft. This is why the insurance professionals at H. Levenbaum Insurance Agency advise residents to keep garage doors closed when not in use and to follow the above maintenance tips to ensure safety and security for all aspects of the home.
About H. Levenbaum Insurance Agency:
H. Levenbaum Insurance, with offices in Dorchester and Cambridge, Massachusetts, provides a wide variety of insurance-related products and services to individuals and businesses throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Founded in 1923, H. Levenbaum is one of the oldest and largest family owned insurance agencies in Dorchester and is proud of its long-standing reputation for excellent customer service.
H. Levenbaum Insurance Agency is proud to be involved in several local community charities and programs. We are proud sponsors and contributors to: the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club, CollegeBound Dorchester, the St. Marks Area Main Street Program, the Fields Corner Main Street Program, the Fields Corner Civic Association, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, the All Dorchester Sports League, Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, and the Pine Street Inn.