New London Homeowners Insurance: Troubleshooting Your House – Part 1

New London Homeowners Insurance Troubleshooting Your House - Part 1New London Homeowners Insurance: Troubleshooting Your House – Part 1

For most Connecticut residents, their home is their biggest investment, and the one thing that requires the most protection to avoid financial issues. The first step you should take when becoming a homeowner is to purchase New London Homeowners Insurance, which will provide the financial protection you need. However, wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid home damage all together? Of course, no risk is 100% avoidable, but if you know how to spot small problems before they become larger, you may be able to reduce the risk of a devastating financial loss.

So what are some of the warning signs you should watch out for when detecting a problem in your home? In the first part of this 2 part blog post, we’ll look at some of the warning signs offered by Realtor.com:

Your water bill increases for no obvious reason. This is a sign that you may have an underground leak. You can test this by shutting off everything in the house and checking the water meter reading over an hour. If the flow continues, there is a leak.

Slow flushing toilets and sluggish drains. While this could just be as simple as pouring drain cleaner, if all of your drains are sluggish, chances are it’s a problem with your whole system. It’s important to have this checked out ASAP to avoid a disastrous backup.

Musty odors or rusty nails with no signs of a leak. It doesn’t always take a leak for your house to obtain water damage. In some homes, issues with poor ventilation can cause water damage; and can actually be worse because it will usually go undetected longer and can cause health problems.

Doors that will not close and/or mysterious cracks in walls or flooring. This could be a sign that your house is not settling evenly, and can turn into a big problem. If you suspect this may be occurring in your home, you should contact a structural engineer ASAP.

You have to continuously relight a pilot light. There is a “fail safe” device on your appliances called a thermocouple that shuts off the gas to an appliance when it senses that the pilot light is no longer burning. So if you find yourself constantly needing to relight it, chances are you need a new thermocouple.

In part 2 of this post we’ll look at a few more of the troubleshooting warning signs that you should be aware of as a homeowner. Homeowners throughout Connecticut look to the Byrnes Agency to protect their homes in the event of damage or liability.  Please contact us today for more information about our New London Homeowners Insurance Policies as well as our other Connecticut Personal Insurance products at one of the various locations listed below.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-85
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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