Keep Your Vacation Worry Free:

July 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM | Posted in Home, Reminders | Leave a comment
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These final summer months whisk many people away from their homes on vacations or on day trips to enjoy the weather. This checklist will help you protect your home from potential theft or damage while you are away:

  • View your home as a burglar would. Identify the easiest points of entry, and implement diversions to make a break-in more difficult.
  • Look in to your home from your own windows, and move any valuable items out of plain view from a window.
  • Keep access to your home visible by trimming trees and shrubs away from doors and windows.
  • Mount exterior motion detector lights around your home and property.
  • Leave shades, curtains, and blinds in their usual position.
  • Discontinue deliveries, or arrange to have a friend or neighbor pick up newspapers and mail.
  • Use automatic timers to turn lights on and off in different areas of your home.
  • If you will be away for an extended period of time notify your local police department.
  • Never leave your house key hidden outside your home.
  • Unplug major appliances, televisions, and computers in case of a power surge.
  • Turn off the water valves to your washing machine and other water sources not being used while you are away.

Our summers are short ~ spend the time to safeguard your home so you can leave it, relax, and enjoy your vacation!

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