Like standard home insurance, mobile home insurance includes dwelling coverage protecting the structure of the home. When properly maintained, the mobile home has the ability to last for several decades. Below are some things mobile homeowners should know to maintain their mobile home interior in addition to obtaining a policy with Strack Insurance Services.
Minimize Wall Hangings
In most mobile homes, hanging heavier items can be damaging to your walls. Because there is minimal sheetrock in most of these homes, attempting to hang heavy decor or build additional shelving could cause the entire wall to come down from the weight.
Get Some Caulk
Most bathrooms in mobile homes have showers and tubs that come in two pieces, leaving a large area for grout and mildew. A couple of tubes of caulk from your local hardware store will allow you to fill these holes and minimize the dirt and grime that could end up molding the room, providing a seal in that area.
While the mobile home skirt is on the exterior, keeping it intact prevents the outside environment from getting beneath the house and destroying pipes and insulation, which are used for interior functions and could cause further damage into the home. Wildlife, insects, and other undesirable variables are unable to come beneath the home when the skirt is maintained.
Get Your Policy Today
Using these tips can prolong the structure of your mobile home, but as a precaution, it is best to also have mobile home insurance. At Strack Insurance Services, we proudly serve the mobile home residents in or around the Arlington, TX area for their insurance needs. Give our agents a call today to begin drafting a policy fit just for you.