Try out these suggestions to protect your home while you’re away.
If you are taking a vacation this summer, it’s important that you take steps to protect your home while you’re away. Not sure what you should do to protect your home? Here are some of the home safety suggestions that you should try.
Clean Out Your Kitchen
No one wants to come home to a rodent-infested home. This is why it’s important to take the time to clean out your fridge and cabinets before leaving on your vacation. Start by consuming or throwing away the perishable foods that will go bad while you are gone. Then seal any open food containers in airtight bags or containers. Taking these steps will ensure that the smell of food does not attract vermin to your home.
Make Mail Arrangements
Allowing mail to accumulate in your box will broadcast that you are currently away from home. This will make your home more likely to become a target for burglary. Before you leave, ask a trusted neighbor or friend to collect and hold your mail for you. If you do not have anyone you can ask, you can always head over to your local post office and request that they hold your mail for you until you return.
Get a Home Security System
Finally, investing in a home security system is one of the best ways to keep your home safe while you are away. Not only will a good system prevent break-ins, but it can also alert emergency services in the event of a fire risk. Additionally, as most systems now come with camera capabilities, you can even monitor your home remotely.
Take these precautions to protect your home while you’re away on vacation. Want another way to protect your home? Then make sure you have the right homeowners insurance in place. To find the right policies to meet your needs, contact the team at Westwood Insurance Agency. We are ready to get you the coverage that you need today.