Tips for your Home in Cary Illinois

Real Estate Agent with EXIT PLATINUM REALTY
The Institute for Business & Home Safety, a national nonprofit organization funded by the insurance industry, offers these tips to for preparing a home for vacation:
  • Adjust the thermostat. High temperatures and humidity can damage furniture and other items. To control the climate in your home, set the thermostat to no higher than 85 degrees.
  • Protect plumbing. If you're leaving for an extended period, consider shutting off the water, and draining all water lines; have a professional plumber help. If you won't be gone long, or you decide to leave the water service turned on, take additional steps including turning off the water supply to appliances such as the washing machine, toilets, and sinks.
  • Plan for high wind. Protect your home from severe weather. Trim dead limbs from trees and shrubbery, and store outdoor furniture and other items indoors. Make sure all doors, windows, and vents are closed and locked to keep out wind and rain.
  • Make your home look lived in. Deter thieves and vandals by making your home appear occupied. Stop newspaper and mail delivery, use timers on indoor and outdoor lights, install tapered deadbolt locks on doors, and have someone mow the lawn.

Comments (3)

Bob Elliott
Elliott Home Inspection - Chicago, IL
Chicago Property Inspection

Hi George..Saw you blogging before and it is nice to see an agent chime in with this type of useful info.

I thought you guys just looked at your watch.LOL Keep it up and we might get along.


Jul 20, 2007 10:58 AM
Vicki Watzlawick
CORE Realty (The Watz Team) - Algonquin, IL
Illinois Foreclosure Expert, The Watz Team
Good post George  By the way what time is it?  I'm just making sure Bob knows you are working!   Belly Laugh 

Jul 20, 2007 03:19 PM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
Great post. All these are very helpful. I just noticed that you are with Exit Platinum Realty. Great to see one of my fellow Exit Agents on this site.
Sep 17, 2007 03:29 PM