Protecting Your Home During Your Summer Vacation
Now that the weather is warming, we are having more and more opportunities to break free of stress. One of those is, of course, the summer vacation. During your time away, you have the opportunity to get away from it all- literally. While you do, you will not want to have to worry about the safety of your home, so use these tips.
- Minimize Mail: Mail accumulating by your front door—or even in your mailbox—can quickly tip off thieves that no one is home. To avoid this, put a hold on any mail that comes regularly and ask a friend or family member to drive by your house every few days to pick up any extra that comes.
- Let There Be Light: One of the best ways to give the illusion that you are home is by leaving a light on. So you can do that in the most energy efficient way possible, put a light that is placed in a prominent window on a timer.
- Do Not Spread The Word: While you may be tempted to post to social media about your upcoming vacation, refrain. Putting that information online alerts would-be robbers that you will be away. There will be plenty of time for posting pictures of your trip once you get home!
- Extinguish Fire Possibility: Unplug any unnecessary appliances before you leave to avoid an electrical fire or power surge while you are away.
Life is unexpected. So no event occurring at your home can sweep away the relaxation you gleaned from your summer vacation, contact Insurance and Mortgage Services in Batavia. Serving Illinois families, we are here to ensure you have the home insurance coverage you need to be fully protected during your summer vacation and beyond. Call us today!