Making Your Home a Safe Haven This Spring is Simple

Spring is a season of reawakening, and for many, a time for new beginnings. As such, it’s a time of year when home projects take center stage — whether it’s finding and settling into the perfect new home or improving your current one.

It’s the most popular time of year for home buying and selling, as it avoids obstructive winter weather and allows buyers to get settled before the start of the school year. In Cleveland, home sales are expected to rise this year compared to last, and the city is seeing residential development continuing to expand throughout the Downtown area. It’s also a popular time of year for improvements and home renovation projects for similar reasons. A roof is much easier to patch when it’s sunny and warm rather than covered in ice and sleet.

Whether you’re on the market for a new home or focusing on home improvement, there’s a lot to be excited about this spring. However, amidst all the excitement, it’s important not to lose sight of home protection.

In this article, we’ll share actionable tips about why home protection should be a top priority for home buyers and improvers alike.

So you’re looking to buy a house…

Maybe you’re looking for the first time or maybe for the eighth. Perhaps you’re looking to relocate from the East Side to the West. In all the excitement, thinking about your protection may not be the top of mind, but it should be. Your home is your haven after all! Two items that should be at the top of your to-do list after you move in? Investing in a smart home security system and setting up your home insurance.

Smart home security can help prevent damages like break-ins, fires, water damage and more, and insurance can help protect you in the event that they happen anyways. In fact, award-winning smart home security company, SimpliSafe, and Farmers Insurance® recently announced a collaboration that brings these benefits together.

Beginning April 1st, Farmers® customers in Ohio who bind a new Smart Plan Home policy between April 1, 2021 and May 31, 2021 will be qualified to receive a custom 7-piece home security system from SimpliSafe, provided with their homeowners insurance policy at no extra charge. The effort aims to help insured homeowners protect their homes against theft, fire and water damage, while also providing them with potential savings on their homeowners insurance policies. To learn more, visit

By investing in proactive whole home protection and comprehensive home insurance, homeowners will not only have the opportunity to save money, but more importantly, they will have increased peace of mind knowing that their new home and loved ones are being proactively looked after.

Or maybe this spring isn’t about buying a new home, but making your old home new again...

From sprucing up your dining room with a fresh new paint color to installing a swing to your front porch, there is no shortage of exciting projects to accomplish this spring, some of which you may be tackling on your own! It’s also a great time to revisit how you’re protecting your home and loved ones.

Whole home protection, like SimpliSafe, defends against risks we often see during the spring — like water damage and break-ins. April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring water damage from leaking and overflowing gutters. With smart water sensors and a professional monitoring plan from SimpliSafe, you can receive an alert directly to your phone whenever it comes in contact with water as low as the width of a credit card. It helps spot potential damages before they become costly problems. Entry sensors can help ensure that you’re not exposing your home by cracking open those windows to let in a fresh spring breeze. On top of the functionality, these components are incredibly easy to install yourself and require just about thirty minutes of time — and no tools. Regardless of whether you’re a DIY guru or novice, installing a smart home security system can — and should — be on your DIY list this spring.

Whether you fall under the camp of homebuyer or home improver this spring, it’s never too early to start thinking about proper home protection. Having your space properly protected will allow you to rest easy, forget about the “what ifs” and enjoy the place you call home. To learn more about the SimpliSafe and Farmers® collaboration, please visit To learn more about SimpliSafe’s full product suite, please visit
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