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8 Tips to Protect Your Home While Away on Vacation

Christopher Ohlig

Many lucky families are planning holiday trips to cure their winter blues. Here are some important things to remember if you leave your home for several days.

  1. Make sure to hold the mail and newspaper. If you can’t have someone pick it up every day, it’s a sure giveaway that nobody’s home and can be a green light for burglars.
  2. If possible, leave a key with someone you trust, preferably a neighbor and have them keep an eye on your home while you’re gone. Make sure to offer returning the favor and thank them with a gift when you return.
  3. Unplug all electronics that don’t need to used like the television, coffee maker, and home computers.
  4. Lower the temperature on your water heater.
  5. If you can, leave a car in the driveway and use timers to turn on outdoor and indoor lights to give the impression that someone is…

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