By taking a few small steps to protect your house now, you can save a lot of time and prevent damage later.
Lincoln, RI (Vocus) November 1, 2010
Old Man Winter is almost here. It’s time to hunker down and prepare for the winter season. Amica Insurance is offering a series of tips to help get you ready.
“Now is a great time to get ready for winter before the cold and snow arrives,” said Sean Welch, a senior assistant vice president with Amica Mutual Insurance Co. “By taking a few small steps to protect your house now, you can save a lot of time and prevent damage later.”
The best place to start is outside, before it gets too cold.
- Clean gutters and downspouts.
- Inspect and replace any damaged roof shingles.
- Remove broken tree limbs and branches.
- Store lawn furniture away.
- Remove garden hoses and shut off water supply to outside faucets.
- Clean and inspect chimneys.
- Remove screens and install storm windows.
It's also important to remember to store firewood a safe distance from your home and to be proactive and stock up on rock salt and sand so you’re prepared for snow and ice, Welch noted.
The Institute for Business and Home Safety also offers information on how to protect your home. Check it out at diastersafety.org.
(Note: This is the first in a weekly series of tips Amica Insurance will offer throughout the month of November to help your readers prepare for winter.)
About Amica Mutual Insurance
Amica Mutual Insurance Company (http://www.amica.com), the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,200 people in 40 offices across the country.
CONTACT: Vince Burks , Corporate Communications, 50 Amica Way,
Lincoln, RI 02865-1155, 800-652-6422, ext. 24563
Web site: Amica.com
Facebook: Amica Mutual Insurance Co.
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