Littleton, CO: Protect Your Home From Emergencies

Living in Littleton, CO can be a beautiful thing. There are gorgeous waters and sandy beaches, along with swaying palm trees, warm weather, and that brilliantly sunny, blue sky. It’s a picture-perfect, postcard kind of place. Still, even the best places can have bad weather from time to time, and Littleton is no exception. With the risk of tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe thunderstorms, it’s a good idea to make sure your house is ready for any kind of emergency that could occur.

One of the ways you can do that is to make sure you and your loved ones can see to get around safely in an emergency where the power goes out. Flashlights, battery operated lanterns, and flameless candles all work as guides to move around safely in the dark. By keeping these items and extra batteries stored within easy reach in each room, you can quickly find what you need. You may also want to have a battery operated or hand-crank radio, to get news and information about what might have caused the power outage.

Another thing you can do to protect your home from emergencies is make sure your homeowners’ policy is up to date. While that won’t stop a problem from happening, it can keep you from experiencing too much financial harm when you have to make repairs to your home after a hurricane, fire, or other type of event. When you get a home insurance policy from Front Range Insurance Services, you also get the peace of mind and personal service that comes from working with a local agent and company. That can be the best choice for any Littleton homeowner who wants to make sure they’re protected and that their home is ready for any emergency that may come their way.

Get Your Furnace and Fireplace Ready for Winter

With fall here, winter will soon come. Few places see a longer or harsher winter than Colorado, which makes getting your home ready for winter especially important if you live here. We at Front Range Insurance Services have compiled a short list of things you can do to get your house ready for the coming cold.

Servicing Your Home

Before winter comes, and you start turning on the heat regularly, every part of your home’s heating system should be serviced. Specifically, you ought to have a professional:

  • inspect your home’s furnace to ensure it’s suited for another season of use
  • clean out your home’s air ducts, so your furnace can work efficiently
  • clean your home’s chimney if it has one, to reduce the risk of chimney fires

Many homeowners overlook these things. Taking care of them now will help ensure you’re home will be safe and warm all winter long, though.

Insuring Your Home

In addition to servicing your home’s heating system, it’s also a good idea to review your homeowners insurance policy in the fall. If you’ve installed a new wood stove or had a wood-burning fireplace changed to a gas one, you might need to adjust your insurance coverage.

For help seeing whether any new furnace, wood stove or fireplace is covered under your homeowners insurance policy, contact us at Front Range Insurance Services. Even if we didn’t initially help you purchase the policy, our independent insurance agents can review its coverages for you. If it no longer provides the protection you need, they can also help you shop around for a new policy. To reach agents at our office, contact us through our website.