Erie Insurance reminds homeowners to do yearly maintenance

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A national survey from Erie Insurance shows that many homeowners are putting themselves at major financial risk.

Annual maintenance on your home can protect you from preventable and expensive disasters.  That includes clearing your gutters of leaves and other debris, if you have a wood burning fireplace; cleaning the chimney of built-up soot, checking the sump pump in your basement for corrosion and making sure it’s kept clean, cleaning out dryer exhaust ducts, and checking the shingles on your roof for damage, curling or discoloration.

Vice President of Product Development at Erie Insurance, Bob Buckel, tells us it could be “$6,600 to replace the average roof. It can go up to $20,000 or more depending on the roof.”

Erie Insurance says you should be checking on these things once per year, and fall is usually the best time.

 

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