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March Home Maintenance Tasks

Below is a short list of tasks that you can do to help take care of your home, vehicle, and family in Portland, Beaverton, and elsewhere.  Consider them a helpful reminder of what needs to get accomplished throughout the month to keep your important items protected.

Order A Credit Report - March is Credit Education Month.  One of the most important things you can do to protect your credit score (besides paying your bills on time) is to closely monitor your credit report.

The credit reporting agencies make mistakes.  That’s why you must be vigilant in reviewing your report each year and requesting corrections.  This is especially true if you’ve been the victim of identity theft.  Get a free copy of your report from all major credit bureaus each year at www.annualcreditreport.com.  You can also check your credit score for free at www.creditkarma.com

Make A Severe Weather Plan - Spring is known for strong storms.  That’s why it’s good to have a plan ready before the bad weather arrives.  Choose a place of shelter in your home (preferably with no windows or exterior walls) and gather up a small kit of supplies just in case.  Include water, batteries, and flashlights. 

Change Batteries In Your Smoke Detectors - Such a small task can be a lifesaver if you were to have a home fire.  Plan to switch out batteries at every time change.  This month, time will “spring forward” on March 9th.

Get A Life Insurance Quote - According to a survey by the Life Foundation, 33% say they don’t have enough life insurance, including one-fourth who already have a policy! 

If this is you, call us today at 503-277-2300 for a free, no-obligation quote on affordable life insurance.

Protect Your Kids (And Grandkids) - March is Poison Prevention Month.  Go through your home and look for any hazardous chemicals or cleaning supplies that could be easily accessed by a child. 

Kitchen and bathroom sink areas and garages are especially dangerous.  Lock these items in a cabinet or place in an area out of reach.  Also make sure to have the phone number for the local poison control center in case of an emergency. 

Start Landscaping - Yes, it’s probably a little early for this one...but who isn’t ready to get outside after a long winter? 

Landscaping can add thousands of dollars in value to your home.  Start planning your spring flowers and garden now.

These should keep you busy all March long!  Let us know if we can assist you in any way with your auto, home, business, or life insurance.  Call Fox Insurance Agency at 503-277-2300 or stop by our office.