Home Safety Checklist, When You Are Away On Vacation

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Real Estate Agent with Kwee Huset Realty

 

Home Safety Checklist, When You Are Away On Vacation

 

The holidays are around the corner. Many people have plans to go away on vacation visiting their out of town families. This home safety checklist will help to keep your home safe when you are away.

 

 

Home Safety Checklist # 1 

1.    Set your daily or frequently used lights and TV on timers with different on/off times, so that others may not know there is nobody home. 

2.    Install motion detectors on outside lights. Use deadbolt locks on all the outside doors. And set the  loud alarm system on. 

3.    Make arrangements for your lawn care. 

4.    Stop all your newspaper and mail delivery or have a trustworthy relative or friend pick up these items daily. 

5.    Ask a relative or a friend you can trust to check your home at random times. Only give them the keys they need to enter the house. 

6.    Check that all the doors and windows are securely closed and locked before you leave your home.  

 

Home Safety Checklist # 2

 

1.    Turn off your water heater and all water valves, to prevent leaking if pipes are broken. 

2.    Unplug all your expensive electronic equipment – computer, TV, printer to avoid damage by lightning strikes and power surges. 

3.    Adjust your thermostat to save your electric bill. 

4.    If you have a pool, make sure all the screen doors are locked to avoid accident from happening, and ensure that your neighbor’s children don’t fall into the pool and drown.

 

Home Safety Checklist # 3

 

1.    Make sure your homeowners and car insurance policies premiums are paid. 

2.    Make sure no payments are due while you are away from home. 

3.    Make sure your homeowners and your car insurance policies are in a safe place. If you drive you may have the car policy in your car.

  

Be prepared and enjoy your holidays!

 

Home Safety Checklist, When You Are Away On Vacation

 

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Comments (12)

Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Hi Kwee, Great Home Safety tips for when homeowners are out of town for the holidays!

Nov 15, 2013 09:02 AM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Thanks Christine. When anyone is away for vacation it is always best to have someone check on the house. 

Nov 15, 2013 09:35 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Excellent tips for those that want to keep their home safe while they are away on vacation.

Nov 15, 2013 09:50 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kwee, great list, and got all done prior to my departure.   I don't worry much about my home, I live next door to a retired cop and he watches out for me.

Nov 15, 2013 10:08 PM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Kwee-really timely advice, using these strategies will help keep your home looked as if there’s someone home. 

Nov 15, 2013 11:53 PM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Kwee, This is a great list for people to go over before they leave for long periods of time.  Taking these steps can save a lot of headaches later on.

All the best.

Gloria

Nov 16, 2013 03:37 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

A nicely put together list, Kwee. We go away and trust that everything will still be there when we get back. We need to do all these.

Nov 16, 2013 04:21 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

This is great information, Kwee. And it's so timely with the holidays coming up. I suggested this post.

Nov 16, 2013 07:33 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

PS...nice chatting with you today. We need to do that more often. The time just flew by.

Nov 16, 2013 07:33 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Kwee, That is a great list, and a reminder that this is the time of year that thieves are really active in!  Great post!

Nov 27, 2013 02:14 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Kwee these are very practical tips which can help to avoid certain headaches.

Dec 28, 2013 11:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kwee, you do a great job in keeping the public informed on the market, as well as great safety tips while away!

Mar 05, 2014 10:21 PM