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Getting your home ready for winter

The last leaves are falling from the trees, and the days are getting shorter. It is time to start turning your thoughts forward to the cold weather. That includes getting your house ready for winter. Home safety is a concern through all the seasons, but winter brings special challenges. In Knoxville, TN, IRM Insurance is your locally owned independent agency. We are committed to providing the personalized service that every customer deserves. 

Clean your gutters

Fall is a time when leaves fall profusely. Winter can bring lots of precipitation, and free running gutters are a necessity. Clogged gutters can cause major damage to your home. Gutter cleaning is best handled by a professional. 

Check your roof

High winds can damage roofs, and autumn is notorious for high winds. If you have shingles that are loose, damaged, or missing, you could end up with water damage to your interior. 

Clean and repair chimney

While your roof is being examined, the flashing and masonry on your chimney should be checked. Cleaning your chimney before your first fire is a good idea to keep you safe. 

Servicing your HVAC

You won’t need your air conditioner over the winter but winterizing your unit is part of getting your home ready for the cold weather. Cleaning and servicing your furnace helps guarantee that it will be ready to keep you toasty warm.  

Change the batteries

Once a year, you need to change the batteries in your fire and carbon monoxide detectors. 

Getting your home ready for winter is an important part of homeownership. Home insurance protects your home from all the things that can go wrong. At IRM Insurance in Knoxville, TN, we will be there for you through good times and bad. Give our office a call to discuss your insurance needs and get a free quote.