Say No to Mold
  • Check for damp walls or carpets.
  • Replace washing machine hoses with durable steel hoses.
  • When leaving your home for an extended time, turn off the water and drain the pipes.



Are You Earthquake Ready?

Earthquakes can happen anywhere. To get your home ready, the Institute for Business & Home Safety, or IBHS, offers a comprehensive guide on protecting your home from earthquakes.


Do Your Lights Flicker?

Never ignore outlets that don't work, lights that flicker, wall switches that are warm to the touch and circuit breakers that flip often. Get a qualified licensed electrician to inspect them. This may be a sign of improper splitting or overloaded circuits, both of which could lead to fire or shock.


Monthly Reminder

Give your kitchen a monthly once-over. The average smoke loss damage due to a small kitchen fire is $5,100.
  • Check for water leaks under your sink and around your dishwasher.
  • Make sure burners work on your stove and the range hood filter is clean.
  • Be sure you have a working fire extinguisher in your kitchen or pantry.


* The above article is provided by USAA. They will send monthly guide to me to be posted here.