Ways to Make your Home look Occupied on Vacation

Who is there to watch your house when you head away on vacation? A select lucky few have close neighbors who double as close friends, and this makes leaving town a bit less nerve rattling as they can keep a close eye on your belongings. For most of the world, however, this isn’t the case. Every day you are out of town is another opportunity for someone to trespass on your property.

Having a home owner’s policy through Lou Aggetta Insurance may calm your nerves, as you can rest assured that if something does go wrong you are in good hands to recuperate lost costs. However, it still helps to make your home look occupied while you are out of town. There are a few ways that you can accomplish this.

  • Set your lights to a timer, and have certain lights at the front of your house come on in the evening. This will give the appearance of someone being home.
  • Leave a car in your driveway while you are away so that it isn’t vacant. Consider renting a car, getting a ride to the airport or hiring a taxi to make this possible.
  • Ask a neighbor to pick up your mail or newspaper while you are away. A growing pile of mail is a giveaway that someone is out of town.

If you are worried about leaving town and want to ensure that your belongings are protected, contact Lou Aggetta Insurance about coverage opportunities in Pleasant Hill.