My family has been doing business for over 40 years with Flaherty Insurance. They have always been great to work with, and always seem to find a way to get things done.
Luke Barmakian, Venus Wafers, Hingham
As summer winds down Flaherty Insurance wants to remind you it is a perfect time to prepare your home for winter. It might feel early, but as summer turns to fall, and Halloween preparations start, it’s only a short time before we are busy with holiday season. However, by then it may be too late! Get a jump on the chill, and start winterizing now.
For starters, you should check and see if your heating system is working properly. You do not want to find out on the first cold night of the year that after sitting dormant for several months it is not working. Not only will you be chilly, but the repair man may be too busy repairing the heating system of others to get right out to you. It’s better to find out now than to be left out in the cold.
It is also a good idea to think about both the outside of your home while the weather is still comfortable. You may want to begin the process of putting away patio furniture and lawn games. Take time to plan when to turn off the water for the outside spigots as well. All too often people forget to, and the water pipes burst in the first freeze.
check and clean it before you need it
(always know the condition of your heating system)
prevent furnace and boiler puff backs
(save yourself from the soot and odor)
call in a service person to perform regular maintenance
(preventative rather than corrective)