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Mark DannehlMake sure your home, recreational vehicles, and summer toys are ready before the first hint of summer in Wisconsin. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you get set for summer:

Inside your home

  • Check your air conditioning unit before the first hot day of the year. Clean or replace your system's filter.
  • Check your window screens, clean and repair or replace as necessary. Inspect the caulking around doors and windows to prevent water infiltration and leaks.
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Change batteries or replace the units. Check and replace any fire extinguishers.

Outside and in the garage

  • Inspect your roof. Look for any damaged or missing shingles, and make note of any needed repairs.
  • Clean your gutters and downspouts and make sure they are directing water away from your house.
  • Prune trees and shrubs to help protect them (and your property) from storms and wind.
  • Check your garden hose spigots for any freeze damage that may have occurred during the long winter.
  • Tune up your lawn mower and other lawn and garden tools before their first use. Sharpen blades and change the oil if needed.

Your toys

  • Properly clean and store your snowmobiles for the summer.
  • When renewing your motorcycle registration, don't forget to contact a Member Benefits consultant to ensure your motorcycle is properly insured for the season.
  • De-winterize your boat, jet skis and other watercraft. Check and change the oil and filters if needed. Make sure you've insured your boat before the first ride of the season.

Member Benefits offers insurance for most of your recreational vehicles, including boats, motorcycles, mopeds, campers, and ATVs. Call 1-800-279-4010 or click to get a quote.

Mark Dannehl, Personal Insurance Consultant

This article is for informational purposes only. Family members including your spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, and parents-in-law may also participate in many of these programs. Property and casualty insurance programs are underwritten by WEA Property & Casualty Insurance Company. The terms and conditions of your coverage are exclusively controlled by your written policy. Please refer to your policy for details.