Going Away on Vacation? Leave Your Home Safely with These Tips

Going Away on Vacation? Leave Your Home Safely with These Tips

Preventing home theft while you are on vacation.  

The weather is finally getting warmer and summer is right around the corner. Whether you have a big vacation plan to foreign lands or a weekend away with the relatives, you may be leaving your home alone for a period of time over summer. Coming home from a vacation and finding your house has been broken into or damaged is the primary way to ruin the mood you’re in right after your much-needed vacation. Here are some tips on how to avoid property break-ins and theft while you’re vacationing.

Lock Up

The car is packed up and your passport is in your hand. Before you leave for the airport, be sure to check all of the windows and doors. They should all be shut tightly and locked. It is surprising how many homeowners forget that they’ve left their bathroom window open for ten days while they are away.

Tell Your Neighbors

Being friendly with neighbors means that you can look out for each other. When going on vacation, let your trusted neighbors know. Ask them to keep an eye on your home so that if there’s any suspicious activity, they can notify the authorities.

Stop Your Mail

It’s a good idea to stop postal deliveries while you are away. Most post offices will do this free of charge. Nothing says ‘I’m away’ like a full mailbox and newspapers littered on the porch step. Thieves could notice this and take the opportunity to snoop.

Set the Lights on a Timer

When the lights are on, it’s usually an indicator that someone is home. Plug in a few timers on your lights so that some turn on and off automatically while you are out of the house. This will help to deter thieves by making it look like someone is home.

Ensure that your home stays safe even when you’re out of town. Protect your home with these tips and with the right homeowners insurance. Contact the professionals at Lloyd S. Berkett Insurance Agency, located in Los Angeles and serving the globe. We can help you to secure the right homeowners insurance for your needs and budget.

Lloyd Berkett Insurance

11150 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(310) 857-5757
(800) BERKETT | 237-5388
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