Home Safety While You Are Away
Summer break is finally here and as you anticipate the day when you can finally take your much-deserved vacation, it is important to consider home safety. Many homeowners forget to safeguard their homes from the risks of vacancy until they return home to an unpleasant surprise. Vacation home safety is extremely important, so be sure to follow these important tips before embarking on your summer voyages.
Vacation Home Safety Tips:
- The most effective way to ensure your home's safety is to entrust a house sitter. If you have a pet, you can entrust a house sitter that also acts as a pet sitter. Not only will having someone in your house deter criminals, but it will also ensure that daily household tasks such as watering the plants and picking up the mail will not be neglected.
- If you do not have someone to entrust with your house keys, make sure to call the local post office and request a hold on your mail. If burglars see your newspaper and mail piling up, they will know that it is the perfect time to make their move.
- We all feel the need to tell our Facebook friends what we are doing, but telling them about your vacation plans can also let criminals know when you will be leaving your home vacant. Avoid posting any travel plans online to protect your home.
- Again, if you will be leaving your home vacant and will not have anyone staying at your house, try to make it at least look like someone is living there. By setting your lights and television on timers, you can create an illusion that deters criminals.
Serving Beaumont, Calimesa, Banning, Redlands, and surrounding Southern California cities, contact
Little & Sons Insurance Group for all of your California homeowners insurance
needs. Feel free to give us a call if you would like to increase the limits of your homeowners insurance in Calimesa, CA to account for the vacancy during your summer vacation plans.