Going on a vacation is exciting, and it is likely for you to forget to take important measures to keep your home safe when you are away. However, it is crucial for you to take these measures before leaving. They will go a long way in ensuring that your home is as you left it before you went on your holidays.
Buy A Timer
When you leave for the vacation, your house will be dark at night. This can alert burglars that the homeowners are not around. There is nothing more disappointing like cutting your vacation short to handle a situation where burglars broke into your house. To protect your home and prevent this from happening, buy light timers and have them installed on bulbs around all rooms in your house. The timers will help the bulbs turn on at intervals during the night. This way, burglars will not know that you are not around.
Pay All Your Bills
Check all the bills that are pending and those that will come when you are away on vacation and clear them all before leaving your home. Additionally, do not make plans for paying the bills while on vacation. Anything can happen, and you might find that there are no means of paying the bills from there or you have used up all money. It is therefore wise to clear these bills before you leave home.
Clean Your Home
Vacation is the only thing ringing on your mind right now, and you might be tempted to leave your home unclean since you will not be in it for the next few days. However, this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. If you do, you will come back to a messy, stuffy and smelly house. Additionally, you will have more work to do since you will come back with dirty laundry from your vacation. Clean your home by cleaning the floor, washing dirty dishes and taking the garbage out. Any food that might spoil while you are away should be given, and all that can survive stored in the fridge.
Since you will be using the light timer, you cannot switch off the main electricity switch. Therefore, it is advisable to unplug electronics such as the TV and microwave among other things. This lowers the chances of electrical accidents as well saves you electricity costs that could have otherwise been incurred by having these electronics plugged in.
Turn Off The Water Source
Another important tip for leaving your house for a vacation is turning all the water source in your home. Imagine coming back to a flooded house after a holiday that you really enjoyed. All the excitement will be washed away, and disappointment and regret will take over. All this can be avoided by turning off the primary water source. This will save your households like furniture from damage as well as save your water bill.