Why maintaining your home and its contents is crucial

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Why maintaining your home and its contents is crucial

Your home is where you and your loved ones are safe and secure. To prevent that safety and security from being compromised, looking after and maintaining your home and its contents is crucial.

Your home is where you and your loved ones are safe and secure. To prevent that safety and security from being compromised, looking after and maintaining your home and its contents is crucial.

We tend to spend a lot of time maintaining our vehicles, gardens and other personal belongings that are exposed to the natural elements. Yet when it comes to the roofs, walls and windows of our homes, which serve as our primary barriers against the weather, we often neglect our maintenance responsibilities.

Why is maintaining your home so vitally important? Failure to maintain your roof, walls and windows can cause considerable long-term damage and lead to serious financial repercussions. Being exposed to rain, hail, wind and the sun, regular inspection is required to identify and repair any damage or leaks. In this way, you will not only prevent minor problems from turning into major ones, but will also end up spending less money and time on extensive repairs.

In addition, should any repairs be done on your home, do make use of a reputable and qualified service provider. Ideally, the provider should be familiar with your particular roofing system and know how to identify potential problems in walls and windows. Be particularly alert if you have rooftop satellite dishes or electrical lines installed. Make sure that the installation company does not cause any damage while installing the equipment. Many leaks and obstructions are caused by activities unrelated to the elements, such as service providers accidentally displacing roof tiles during installations or repairs.

Making use of qualified contractors helps ensure good-quality maintenance and repairs, eliminating potential further damage as well as the need for repeat visits to fix botched work. Moreover, if a reputable professional isn’t used, your insurance may not cover subsequent damage to your home in the event of a hail storm or other incident. Therefore, it is essential to speak to an IntegriSure client service specialist to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions of your IntegriSure policy.

Dealing with damage to your home can be disruptive and rather costly. Therefore, consider taking these simple preventative steps to put your mind at ease and save you money in the long run:

  1. Inspect your roofs, walls and windows whenever the season changes.
  2. Fix small problems immediately. The longer you wait, the greater the damage and inconvenience.
  3. Always use reputable and qualified contractors for any work in and around your home.
  4. For any questions on building insurance, do not hesitate to speak to one of our client service specialists on 0860 055 055 or insure@integrisure.co.za.

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