Protecting Your Home While You’re On Vacation
While the excitement of embarking on your family vacation may have you focused on packing your new swim suits and most important necessities, it is equally important that you properly prepare your home for the trip as well. Robberies skyrocket during the summer months because criminals take advantage of empty homes during your vacation plans. In order to ensure that you don’t come home to any unpleasant surprises, keep these helpful vacation preparation tips in mind:
- Whether you decide to entrust a friend or call the post office to put a hold on your mail, it is important that you make sure your mail or daily paper doesn’t pile up. This shows people that you are away and invites unwelcome guests into your home.
- Set all electronics in your home including lights and televisions on a timer so that it appears that someone is home.
- If you will be leaving your car in the driveway, have a friend or neighbor move it to a different location of your driveway each day.
- As difficult as it may be, it is imperative that you refrain from posting your vacation plans on social media websites. Criminals have become skilled in planning break-ins through Facebook announcements. Wait to post pictures and updates about your trip until after you return home.
At Bogart & Brownell Insurance, we understand the importance of protecting your most valuable investment – your home. Contact us today and allow us formulate a unique homeowners insurance package based on your particular needs.