Vacation season has begun. More than likely you’ve planned to get away from the grind and spend some time away from home this summer. This is always a great idea and can help you relax and avoid burnout. But it’s important to remember that there are some preparations that need to be made before you put on your Acapulco shirt and order any drink on the menu that comes with a small umbrella. You have to protect your home while you’re away, and that means you have to do the following before you leave.
Taking care of all your home maintenance chores should be the first thing you do before going on vacation. Making sure the grass is mowed, the gutters clear, and that your temperature control system is serviced can make the difference between a relaxing trip and a potential nightmare. Making sure home maintenance is taken care of will allow you to take your mind off your home while your away. But it will also help make it look like your house is occupied. It will also help you avoid disasters while you’re away. Nothing worse than coming home from a vacation to find the basement flooded or some other disaster has befallen your home.
Secure Your Home
Home security is imperative when you go on a trip. Burglars are known to capitalize on the absence of vacationers and use that time to break into homes to steal valuables. Locking your doors, arming alarm systems, letting neighbors or family know you’ll be away, and locking valuables in a safe are all common methods of preventing burglary while you’re away. But there are more subtle things that can be indicators to burglars that you’re away. For example, you may want to have a friend or neighbor pick up mail or packages and you should be careful about what you post on social media. Packages that sit for a long time on the doorstep and pictures of you on a beach are clear indicators you aren’t at home.
Purchase a Good Insurance Plan
Purchasing a good homeowner’s insurance plan is another way to make sure you enjoy your vacation without worrying about your home. The right homeowner’s insurance plan protects your home and some of your valuables from the dangers of disaster and burglary. When your possessions are stolen or destroyed, homeowner’s insurance helps you recoup the loss and allows you to quickly move on.
If you’re going on vacation this summer, make sure your home and possessions are in good hands by calling ABCO about homeowner’s insurance today!