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Dec 23 2019

Safety Tips for Leaving Town

Whether it is a weekend getaway or a two-week vacation, here are some safety tips to think about:

  • Do not show others on your social media that you are out of town.
  • Unplug all your holiday lights to avoid potential fire risks.
  • Ask a neighbor or friend to shovel your driveway, that will give the illusion that you are home.
  • Put your interior and exterior lights on a timer.
  • Ask a neighbor or friend to pick up your packages, mail, newspaper, etc.
  • Make sure your valuables are put away.
  • Use your garage door lock (if applicable) -the owner’s manual will let you know if your garage door opener has a lock.
  • Close all your blinds.
  • Make sure all windows are closed and locked.
  • If you have a “hidden” key under the doormat- remove it.
  •  Have a friend available to check on your house just in case an emergency occurs.