Ensuring Your Home’s Safety While You Travel
Travel season is here, but before you can embark on your next voyage it is important that you prepare your home for the vacant period. Many homeowners forget that they must prepare their homes due to all of the excitement associated with traveling. Rather than running the risk of returning to a ransacked home, it is important that you keep these vital tips in mind for traveling home prep.
Preparing Your Home For Your Next Vacation:
- The most effective way to prepare your home for the vacancy is to entrust a friend or family member to watch your house. Not only will this make your list of chores to complete before you embark significantly less daunting, but it will also enhance the safety of your property while you are away.
- If you do not have the luxury of inviting a friend to house-sit, you will still want to ask if someone can stop by to pick up your mail, water your plants, gather your newspaper, and make your home look occupied for at least a short period of time.
- Do not make the unfortunately common mistake of letting criminals know your house is vacant by boasting about your vacation plans on social media. This is becoming more and more of a problem as individuals in today’s society love telling their “followers” about their every move. However, making that Facebook status update is making you more vulnerable to burglary.
- If your efforts have failed and you have nobody to watch over your house even for a little, you may want to let your local police force know that you will be gone for an extended period of time. Making this quick and simple call makes it so police officers will drive by your house periodically to look for suspicious activity.
Serving Arizona, Nevada, and California, contact Lou Aggetta Insurance, Inc. located in Pleasant Hill for all of your homeowners insurance needs. If you will be vacationing abroad for an extended period of time, please do not hesitate to give us a call to increase the limits of your home insurance in Pleasant Hill, CA.