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Mastering DisasterSM

Often times you find yourself facing damage to your property that may have easily been reduced or entirely avoided with a simple tip. While accidents do happen, and we can never be fully prepared for potential damage, MetLife Auto & Home® is here to help you in this Mastering DisasterSM video series. MetLife Auto & Home® claims adjusters will walk you through some practical, easy to do projects around your home to help prevent or reduce damage to your property.

Road Safety
You can never be too prepared, especially when it comes to your car and being ready for whatever may happen when you're on the road. Since road emergencies can happen to anyone, it is important to know what to do in case of an emergency and have a roadside emergency kit packed.

Auto Safety Features
Automobile technology has come a long way when it comes to safety. From lighting to rear-view cameras and lane departure warning systems, cars drive a lot differently than ever before. With so much to consider when buying a car today, everyone should know about some really important safety features to look for. Watch this video to learn about essential in-car technology that can keep you and your families' safe when you're on the road.

Tire Safety
The only things separating you from the road are the four tires on your car, yet we don't always give them the care they require. With nearly 11,000 tire-related accidents occurring every year, it's important to inspect your tires regularly. Watch this video to learn maintenance tips for your tires to keep you safe when you're on the road.

Theft Prevention
Protecting a home from theft is something all homeowners and renters think about. There are several things you can install around the home including door locks, security alarm systems, and exterior lighting to help prevent an intruder from breaking into your home. Watch this video to learn about more about these and other security tips to protect your property.

Laundry Room Safety
Washing machines and dryers create thousands of dollars in water and fire damage loss each year. With laundry rooms more commonly found in finished parts of the home, this loss can be devastating. You can potentially prevent the damage these machines can cause through regular maintenance checks. Watch this video to learn some safety measures you can take in your laundry room.

Ice Dam Prevention
In the winter months, ice dams often form when snow on the roof of a home melts. The melted snow pools in the roof's edge and gutters, where it can freeze, ultimately blocking gutters and drains. Since water cannot flow over the ice dam, it seeps into the home under the shingles often causing extensive damage to the roof and home's interior. There are several ways to prevent this from happening, including a simple tool called an ice melt sock. Watch this video on how to use an ice melt sock.