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Written by Adam Miller
How to Decrease Liability Risks on Your Residential Property

Owning a home can be one of the biggest investments you'll make in your lifetime. Although homeownership comes with many benefits, it also carries a lot of responsibility.

One of the most significant responsibilities a homeowner faces is protecting yourself and your family from potential liability risks that can stem from accidents that happen on your property. Learn some of the ways you can decrease liability risks on your property, and how Aegis Insurance & Financial Services works to protect homeowners.

Pool Safety

Pools can be a great addition for your family and friends to enjoy, but it can also be a significant liability risk. Make sure you have secure fencing around your pool and a self-locking gate to prevent unsupervised access, especially if there are young kids in your home or neighborhood.

For extra layers of pool safety, you can install pool alarms and also enforce rules for pool use, such as no running, no diving in shallow areas, and no swimming alone. Good pool safety measures can go a long way in preventing accidents and lowering your liability risks.

Pet Safety

Dogs can become treasured members of your family, but they can also be unpredictable and pose a liability risk. Even if your dogs are properly trained and socialize regularly, always supervise them around children and strangers to prevent accidents or injuries since a sudden motion or even an unfamiliar scent can trigger a dog towards aggression.

Always keep your dog on a leash when out in public and properly secure your yard and fence to prevent them from escaping. Taking these precautions can help prevent dog-related accidents and protect you from potential liability claims.

Driveways and Sidewalks

Another potential liability risk on your property is the condition of your sidewalks and driveways. You should regularly inspect and maintain these areas to prevent tripping hazards, such as cracks, uneven surfaces, and debris.

To prevent trips and falls, also make sure there is proper lighting to ensure safe passage, especially at night. Taking these steps can help people avoid injuries and prevent your liability claims.

Aegis Insurance Protects Homeowners

If you're a homeowner, it's crucial to take steps to protect yourself from potential liability risks that can result from accidents on your property. Simple proactive measures can go a long way in preventing accidents and protecting you from liability claims.

Another way to protect yourself and your family is by adding a Personal Umbrella insurance policy to your portfolio. Although Homeowner's Insurance protects your home and family's property, having additional coverage from an Umbrella policy can provide extra financial protection beyond what a standard Homeowner's Insurance policy offers.

Get peace of mind knowing your family is fully protected by contacting Aegis Insurance & Financial Services today at 713-850-7622 to discuss all your insurance needs for your home, your family, and your future.

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