TDCI: Review insurance policies, prep homes for spring storms

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance reminds residents to use the spring as a chance to take simple steps to make their homes safer, and also to review and update their insurance policies in the event of severe weather.

Among the spring cleaning tips are getting rid of clutter, trimming tree branches, maintaining landscaping, cleaning gutters, changing smoke alarm batteries, cleaning dryer vent hoses and stabilizing outdoor stair railings.

To prepare for possible severe weather, residents should create a home inventory of their belongings, review insurance policies, create an emergency kit and make an evacuation plan.

Consumers who have questions about their insurance policies should contact the TDCI’s Consumer Insurance Services team at 800-342-4029.