Spring Newsletter 2016

Spring Newsletter 2016

“Protecting Your Blessings” is the tagline for Tulsa Family Insurance. It’s a straightforward concept – we help you protect the things that you’ve been blessed with by insuring them properly. There’s a little bit more to it, though. Protection literally means, “covered in front,” which is a very important concept in insurance. You have to put protection in place before the harm or damage occurs in order to receive the benefits of that protection in the event of a loss. It’s never fun to consider the possible worst case scenarios as we do the things we enjoy, but a little preparation can prevent a lot of heartbreak. Consider the things you do each day, like driving to and from work, hauling extra kids to soccer practice or birthday parties, or inviting friends to dinner at your house. All of these things have inherent risks. If you ever have questions about personal liability and how your insurance policies protect you, I would love to visit with you about making sure you’re covered. Enjoy the coming spring weather!

Fondly,


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For more information call Vanessa at 918-625-6243 or visit us online at TulsaFamilyInsurance.com.

 


Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer, there’s a positive energy in the air. For many people, it’s the perfect time to reorganize and refresh their home. While it’s easy to get caught up in spring cleaning and planting, this is also one of the most important times of the year for home maintenance.

These tasks will help keep you and your family safe, and they can also help save you from costly repairs or homeowners insurance claims. So remember, when spring rolls around, there’s a lot more to do than cleaning and changing your clocks.

Yard and Exterior

  • Check for signs of rodents, roaches, termites, etc.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts.
  • Trim tree branches and shrubs that are hanging too close to your home or to utility wires, and remove dead trees.
  • Examine your deck and/or balconies for loose boards or railings, as well as any rot.
  • Ensure that mulch and soil isn’t in contact with your home’s siding.

Roof, Siding, Windows

  • Check for damage to your shingles, including mildew and algae; have a professional inspect and repair your roof, if necessary.
  • Go into the attic to check for signs of roof leakage, such as visible moisture or discoloration.
  • Look for peeling paint. Remember, paint is about more than appearance. A good paint job also protects against the effects of weather.
  • Check for leaks around window and door sills. Properly sealed windows and doors can help prevent damage and lower your energy costs.

Interior and Appliances

  • Examine your basement and/or crawlspace for any signs of standing water or dripping. Take action immediately, if needed, to avoid mold.
  • Clean dryer exhaust hose and vent. Lint build-up in this area is a common cause of fires, so do a thorough job by moving the dryer and disconnecting both ends of the hose.
  • Clean exhaust fan outlets and screens.
  • Check all air filters and replace, if necessary.
  • Vacuum refrigerator/freezer coils to help your unit run efficiently.

 

Winter’s not over yet, but let’s put forth a sunny outlook as we celebrate the coming weeks of spring with some fun facts:

1. The first day of spring in the southern hemisphere is the date of the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, usually in September.

2. The reason there is more daylight during the spring is the earth’s axis tilts toward the sun at this time of year.

3. Another reason for more daylight? Daylight Saving Time. The United States begins saving daylight on the second Sunday in March. The practice started in 2005.

4. Benjamin Franklin first proposed Daylight Saving Time in 1784.

5. The first spring flowers are typically daffodils, dandelions, lilies, tulips, iris and lilacs to name a few.

6. Spring fever is not just a saying. Experts say the body’s makeup changes due to different diets, hormone production and temperature.

Happy Spring, everyone!

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