There’s nothing quite as lovely as a day in the summer sun after a long winter, and with summer right around the corner, there’s plenty of sunshine up ahead. If you’re like us, you’re looking forward to spending more time outdoors taking advantage of the warm weather. From backyard cookouts to camping trips to dining al fresco in our own backyards, there’s nothing quite like spending time outdoors on a cool summer evening.


While you’re taking advantage of the summer sun, our team at Value Plus Insurance will be right here to make sure you’re protected whether you’re out on the road or relaxing at home. As you get ready to take advantage of the warm, sunny days, don’t forget to keep these important safety tips in mind and give us a call to update your insurance policies.

Your Summer Safety Net

When most people think about insurance policies during the summer months, they’re thinking about planning for road trips or spending time on their boats or motorcycles. But summer safety hazards can happen right in your own backyard, too. That’s why it’s important to make sure your homeowners insurance is up-to-date to protect your family periodically so you can relax and enjoy the summer fun.


Follow these tips to make sure your home is safe and ready for home-spun adventure:

1.    Prioritize Home Maintenance

After a long winter, it’s always a good idea to handle any needed home-maintenance before the summer fun kicks off. Take a walk around your home’s interior and exterior to evaluate the property for anything that is broken or presents a safety risk. Remove any dangling tree branches, replace broken windows, and clean out your dryer vent. Don’t forget to check all of your doors and make sure their locking mechanisms are functioning as they should. 

2.    Make a Storm Safety Plan

Summer is the season for strong winds and heavy storms. Take some time to talk to your family about what to do when tornados or strong winds strike. Make sure your family knows to go to the lowest floor in your home and stay away from windows and doors.

3.    Talk About Fire Safety

Summer fun comes with its share of fire safety hazards from fireworks to backyard fire pits. Cover your family’s fire safety plan and perform fire drills. Be sure to check your smoke detectors every month and make sure your children understand how to dial 911. 

Contact Your Homeowners Insurance Brokerage Company

As you’re talking to your family about summer safety tips and checking your home for potential safety hazards, now is a great time to update your homeowners insurance policy. To discuss your homeowners insurance policy with one of our friendly insurance agents at Value Plus Insurance, give us a call at 952-435-0550 or contact us online.