Taking a Spring Break? Keep Your Home Safe While You're Away

For many, the arrival of spring is a welcome time to escape the short days and cooler temperatures by heading on vacation.

Whether you’re going to bask on a sunny beach at South Padre Island or take a road trip out West, you should have precautions in place to ensure your home remains safe while you’re away.

To avoid returning home to a disaster, such as water damage or a break-in, follow these tips before you leave for vacation.

  • Check for any leaks and fix them. For example, ensure your refrigerator ice maker is not leaking.
  • If you have pets, make arrangements for their comfort and safety. Choose boarding or have a friend come over daily to care for them.
  • Turn hot water heaters down.
  • Unplug all appliances, such as coffee makers, toasters and exercise equipment.
  • Leave a light or two on so the house doesn’t appear deserted at night.
  • Lower blinds and close curtains so that passers-by can’t view your valuables.
  • Leave a key with a trusted friend or neighbor so they can enter the home in case of emergency.
  • Have a friend or neighbor bring in newspapers and mail or cancel delivery for both while you're away.

If you have the opportunity to get away this spring break, we wish you happy trails, and hope you come back to a safe and welcoming home!

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Information in this article is general in nature and for your consideration, not as financial advice. Please contact your own financial professionals regarding your specific needs before taking any action based upon this information.