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SERVPRO of Foxborough Shares Things To Do Before Going On Vacation

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo Here is a checklist to help keep your house safe while you are away on vacation.

You are getting ready to go on vacation for a week, and are all ready to go. After you are all packed and feel at ease, take the time to protect your home while you're on vacation. July and August are popular months when home burglaries peak.

Here is a checklist to help keep your house safe while you are away: 

  • Set timers on interior lights:  Don't allow your house to appear as if no one is home.
  • Power surges: Disconnect the computer, TV, stereo, and other electronics. You can also make sure they are plugged safely into a surge protector.
  • Don't make or socialize status updates: Never broadcast your location on social media. 
  • Alert your alarm company: If you have an automatic security system in place, let them know you will be away for an extended period of time. Make sure the alarm is set properly when you leave. 
  • Secure valuables: Put your jewelry or other valuables in a safe deposit box. 
  • Set the HVAC: Set your thermostat to lower your heat or air conditioning usage.
  • Protect your pipes: Make sure pipes in vulnerable areas such as attics, basements, and crawlspaces are insulated. 
  • Arrange for lawn care: Before you leave, trim tree branches that might allow access to a climbing burglar.
  • Stop newspapers and mail: Have them regularly picked up by a neighbor. 
  • Plan exterior lighting: Set these lights on timers to deter burglars.
  • Don't leave spare keys outdoors: Get rid of spare keys that are around the exterior of your home. 
  • Lock the garage: Secure the door and any entrances to the garage so they can’t enter your home from that access point. 

SERVPRO of Foxborough is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and help you with commercial damage. “Like it never even happened.”

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