Before you jet set, take the time to prepare your home.
Whether you’re heading to a sunny destination or seeking the shade in museums and activity centers, many families, individuals, and couples are heading out on their summer vacations. But before you begin packing, you’ll want to brush up on these tips on how to protect your home while away.
Leave your plans off social media. We’re sure you can’t wait to see the sights of Paris and you’re itching to post your pictures of Rome, but it’s important that you don’t spill the beans all over social media. Many people can see your statuses, and if someone catches the scent that you’re leaving for two weeks, it could spell trouble for your home.
Hide valuables. Do you have your collector’s edition items on display? If so, you may want to consider putting them away in the cupboard. Ensure that no high-value belongings can be seen from the street through windows and doors.
Ask a friend to check. Ask a trusted friend, family member, or neighbor to swing by the house a couple of times a week to collect the mail, water the plants, and ensure everything is okay with the house.
Make it looked occupied. You want to ensure that your home looks like people are there! To achieve this, set lights on a timer to turn on in the evenings, and cancel your newspaper deliveries for the time while you’re away.
Review your insurance. Before you head out the door, look over your insurance policy to be sure that your valuables are covered and that the limits are suitable for your needs. If you’re not sure what to look for, talk to your insurer about obtaining the right coverage.
While you protect your home for your next vacation, find out how McCarty Insurance Agency can help. Our insurance policies come tailored to your needs, and our agents work with you to maintain it throughout your changes in lifestyle and needs. Visit us in Fresno, California to get started.