Take These Steps to Protect Your Home While Away
Post Date:12/24/2018 12:19 PM
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As you travel to visit family and friends this week, be sure to take a few precautionary steps to protect your home while you're away.
*** Let trusted neighbors know that you will be away for long periods of time and ask them to keep an eye on your home. If they suspect suspicious activity, reassure them it's alright to call you to check in and to call 9-1-1 if they can't get a hold of you.
*** Check all your windows and doors to ensure they are closed and locked.
*** Leave your porch light on, but turn off interior lights, including turning off your Christmas tree lights.
*** Keep your travel plans off social media and post pictures of your visits after you return home.
*** If you will be away for four days or more, consider shutting off your gas and water until you return home.
While it's unlikely anything bad will happen while you're away, taking these steps will help ensure you protect your home and belongings.