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Keep Your Home Safe While You Are Out For The Holidays

Posted on December 23, 2013
by Susana Escamilla

Happy Monday!

As many of us are preparing ourselves to travel to be with our friends and family, it’s also a good idea to prepare your property for the holidays. That means making sure that everything on your checklist is checked besides your luggage. Advanta Clean an emergency loss mitigation service company has a great article about this subject. In a previous blog, we talked about exercising caution during the holidays. Mostly being cautious about fire safety in your home. However, when one leaves for the holidays, you never know what can happen in your home. Below is a list of some tips and a video with more information on how to prepare your home for the holidays.

  • Check your plumbing
  • Turn off water lines running to your washer
  • Unplug any electronics
  • Wrap any insulation around any water pipes

Another tip while leaving your home for the holidays is programming the thermostat of your HVAC system. Even if appliances are off they still draw power. Programming the thermostat on your HVAC system to around 50 degrees will save you money. If you have a programmable touchscreen thermostat you can use several apps that helps you control the temperature of your home. You may do so by using your smartphone. These are a few important tips to keep in mind while you travel for the holidays. What are some other tips you use while you prep for the holidays to keep your property safe? Let us know by leaving a comment.

 

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