Many people go on vacations every year. There are so many things to do to get ready before you leave and it is easy to forget something important. It is also easy to forget to do simple tasks that will help keep your house and possessions safe from damage and theft.
Tips for keeping your house safe
Set timers on interior and exterior lights
Nothing is more inviting to a burglar than a dark house with no signs that anybody’s home. Set timers on the interior and exterior lights to make it look like someone is there.
Prepare for power surges.
Power surges can happen at any time. Unplug all electronics or plug them into a surge protector.
Don’t post on social media.
Some people post everything on social media, especially when they go somewhere on vacation. This is a beacon for someone looking for a place to rob. You are advertising when you are leaving and when you will be back.
Lock away valuables
It is always a good idea to lock away all jewelry and other valuable things. Make sure it is out of sight and in a lockbox or safe.
Double-check all doors and windows
Double-check that all your doors and windows are locked, even if you think they are.
If you are going to be gone during the winter, it is crucial to check your pipes. Please ensure they are well-insulated, so they don’t freeze and burst.
Stop or pause newspaper and mail.
Newspapers and mail piling up at the door is a big flag that no one is home.
For more information on insurance or home tips, contact us at Runnels Insurance in Brandon, FL.