Securing Your Vacation Home
If you’re leaving your vacation home for an extended period of time, in any climate, the following checklist can help your second home stay safe and secure while you’re away.
It’s a good idea to turn off the circuit breakers for all nonessential outlets, excluding the security alarm, furnace fans, air conditioner, sump pump, smoke detectors and emergency lights.
Rerouting your mail makes sure you don’t miss anything important and keeps mail from piling up on the doorstep of your vacation home.
Suspending cable service, trash pickup, newspaper and other services will not only help you at the end of the season but help you get a jump on scheduling for your return.
You can get a heads-up on any potential problems by having an appliance service person come out and identify potential issues.
Down The Drain
Pouring water mixed with baking soda down your drains will keep your drains clean and clog-free.
If you’ve made any improvements or major purchases, updating your home inventory list is a great place to start. And a quick email or call to your agent will help make sure your new add-ons are protected, too.
Closing up your vacation home for the winter? Our Home Hibernation Checklist might help.
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