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Is Your House Prepared for Spring Vacation?

March break is a time when many people take a break from their daily routines and go on vacation. Whether you are planning to leave your home for a few days or a few weeks, it’s important to ensure that your home is prepared for your absence. 

Here are a few tips for ensuring the safe keeping of your home during spring vacation:

Lock all doors and windows: This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to double-check that all doors and windows are locked before you leave. This includes any doors or windows that are not easily visible from the street, such as those in the back of your home or on the second floor.  

Set your home’s security system: be sure to set your system before you leave. This will help deter any potential burglars and will alert authorities if anyone attempts to break into your home.  In case you need assistance, you can read device guides or contact support here.

Stop mail and newspaper delivery: If you have a stack of mail or newspapers sitting outside your home, it’s a clear sign that you are not there. Consider stopping delivery or having a trusted friend or neighbour pick up your mail and newspapers while you are away.  

Unplug appliances and electronics: Unplugging appliances and electronics can help save energy and prevent any potential fires. Be sure to unplug appliances such as your coffee maker, toaster, and television.  

Turn off the water: If you are leaving for an extended period of time, consider turning off the main water supply to your home. This will help prevent any potential water damage if a pipe were to burst while you are away.  

Tell a trusted neighbor or friend: It’s always a good idea to let a trusted neighbor or friend know that you will be away and for how long. This way, they can keep an eye on your home and alert you if anything seems out of the ordinary. Additionally, be sure to inform your key holder responder of your travel plans so they can access your home in case of an emergency.

By following these simple steps, you can help ensure the safe keeping and security of your home during March break. Happy travels!

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