Going on Vacation? Keep Your Home Safe While You Travel
Last summer over 75% of all Americans took a vacation! Many of us have summer destinations planned, and we’re excited to hit the road!! Penfield area is a great community to live in; with some of the safest neighborhoods in the area! But, it is still important to take precautions to keep your home safe while you travel.
Here are some tips:
1. We know you’re looking forward to your trip, and you want to share your excitement with all your friends & family. However, it is important that you be aware of what you’re posting on social media– it isn’t necessarily wise to broadcast over Facebook that your family will be at the cottage for a week. Pictures you post while you’re away, might just tip someone off that your home is currently unattended.
2. Don’t leave those lights blazing while you’re gone!! Not only will your electricity bill be through the roof, leaving lights on for weeks at a time isn’t very green!! Sure, lights on may be a signal that someone is home… but leaving a single one on for a long period of time could just send the opposite signal! Instead, invest in a timer switch or two, and have short bursts of time when your lights are on.
3. Nothing screams “we’re on vacation” like an overflowing mailbox or a pile of newspapers on the porch! Be sure to stop all deliveries, or find someone you trust to collect things for you!! And if you’re going to be gone for a long stretch, you might consider having someone mow your lawn for you.
Want some more safety tips? Check out these websites:
15 ways to secure your home– MSN
Protect your home while traveling for the holidays– Smarter Travel
Wishing everyone happy vacations!! We’d love to hear about your adventures!!
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Penfield is a lively town, located on the southern tip of Irondequoit Bay and just outside of the City of Rochester. Follow this blog to discover more of what our town has to offer; from great local businesses to awesome events, we'll cover it all!
Courtney Dudek Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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