Protect Your Home While You’re Away This 4th Of July

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Real Estate Agent with Citiwide Alliance Realty

Protect Your Home While You’re Away This 4th Of July

 

4th of July Fire Works  

The big weekend is here! In my neighborhood it's already arrived and will continue for the next week. Have plans to travel this Fourth of July? Taking a few extra steps in advance will help keep unwanted intruders away from your home while your away.  Protect your home while your away this 4th of July.

 

Install deadbolt locks to your doors. Check your windows. Don’t hide house keys outside or under rock, plan or nome. Make sure large valuables such as televisions, computers, and VCRs are engraved with your name and another identification such as driver’s license number.

 

Leave a spare key with a trusted neighbor and leave your itinerary and with emergency number that you can be contacted if needed. Ask someone to pick up your mail, packages, and newspapers on a daily basis so these won’t be giveaways to those stalking your neighborhood.

 

Make arrangements to have your lawn mowed and watered if your going to be away for an extended time. Otherwise complete your yard maintenance a day or two before leaving. Keep bushes, tree limbs and other landscaping trimmed to the height of porches or windows, don't offer an obstructed entry for the intruder.

 

There are so many available apps now that you could appear to be home at all hours. Use timers to turn on interior lights and radios. Make your house look “lived in.” If you park vehicles outside, have a neighbor move them periodically, so they look as though they are being driven. Make sure all garages, gates and outdoor sheds are locked.

 

Never broadcast plans for travel. If possible begin a "Secret FaceBook page" for close family and friends only. You can share all your fun and excitement privately during your trip. Once you return all your pictures and videos can be shared with your complete social network.

 

From experience I suggest for you to unplug all appliances that

won’t be used to protect them from possible lightening strikes or

other power surges. Turn off the main water valve to prevent

damage in case of water leakage.

 

These are just a few ways you can protect your home while away on vacation. Following the above suggestions, you can help ensure that your home is as safe as possible while you are away.

 

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Do not nnounce you plans on social media unless you really want to have visitors

Jun 29, 2017 08:46 PM #1
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Great tips,Melissa, that anyone leaving home for a short or long time can make use of . And I agree with William - don't announce it on social media!

Jeff

Jun 29, 2017 09:02 PM #2
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Melissa Jackson
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William Feela & Jeff Dowler I have a secret group (page) that works wonderful for a select group of family and close friends.  Not everyone on social media needs to know everything... You never know who sees what is posted!  Thanks for commenting.  

Jun 29, 2017 09:45 PM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Melissa great advice, now keep in mind Diane and I do not go anywhere on the 4th with three cats and a dog it is not an option:)Endre

Jun 29, 2017 11:44 PM #4
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Endre Barath, Jr. I understand that! Got to stay home for those furbabies! 

Jun 30, 2017 12:16 AM #5
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