If you keep any kind of furniture in your lawn or terrace then you can either keep them inside or you can tighten them up with a rope so they do not get displaced or fly away in case of wind storm. Make sure to check if there are any tools, toys or any other items are lying around as they can also do some serious damage like break the window glass.
People who like gardening and keeping plants in their terrace or plant trees in their lawns also have to be prepared before the storm hits their area. Since plant pots/vases can fly away in a wind storm and seriously damage the house from outside, damage the concrete and paintwork or damage the windows. Then at least you can keep the plant pots inside the house until the storm passes by, however, you cannot do the same with trees but you can have a home insurance plan that would cover the damage caused by trees.
Weather forecasters usually release notifications for natural calamity prone areas such as turning off electricity, gas connection as well as water supply. Doing so can help in preventing water logging in the house, breakage of pipes or avoid fire accidents in the house. Hence make sure to turn them off before the storm hits your locality.
Reasons to Purchase Home Insurance
Apart from the above mentioned points, there are several other reasons as to why you should purchase a home insurance plan.
- Home insurance plan not only provide coverage to your home structure and cover it against physical damages but also provide coverage for the content inside it.
- In case of earthquake, the insurance plan provides coverage for the home appliances such as TV, Fridge, Chimney, AC, etc.
- Apart from this, the home insurance plan provides coverage for manmade disasters such as theft, vandalism, terrorist attacks, etc.
Since you put most of your earnings in to building your dream house, protecting it with home insurance becomes necessary so that in case of any unexpected damage, you do not have to pay for the repairing out of your pocket.
Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 22 December 2022