Where will you be headed for your summer vacation? No matter the destination, you want to make sure you have a relaxing time knowing that what you leave behind is safe. If you have a pet and hire a house sitter, then obviously your place will be looked over. Without a house sitter, there are some measures you can take to make sure your home is safe while you’re in vacation. Here’s what you should consider:
Wait To Post On Social Media
Everyone likes to share vacation photos. Today, those vacation photos happen instantly. However, you might want to hold off on posting your vacation photos until you actually get back from vacation. That’s because you never know who might be watching on social media. If someone knows you’re not at home, then they could take advantage of the situation.
Keep Up Appearances
You never want to make it seem obvious that you’re away. That’s why you should stop mail and newspaper delivery or have a neighbor pick it up for you. It might be worth paying someone to mow your lawn as well while you’re away. A good investment are timers on lights. This will always make it seem like someone is home.
Inform Your Neighbors
Hopefully you have great neighbors. These the people you can tell that you are going away a vacation and asked them to keep an eye on your house. That way they see anything suspicious they know what they should do.
Shut Things Down
Turning off water is an added measure you can take to make sure there’s no potential flooding. This is a smart idea if you are going away on a winter vacation and want to avoid pipes freezing. Nobody wants to come home to a flight in their house.
Add or Upgrade Motion Sensor Lights
If there’s anything a would-be burglar can’t stand its lights. If you don’t have motion sensor lights outside then it’s definitely something you should consider adding before you go on vacation. Those lights clicking on also are great ways to alert your neighbor.
Finally, you should also consider getting rid of any clutter around your yard. You don’t want to offer any temptation with things like scrap metal or lumber. All of that can be safely removed with one call to Junk King Monterey. After they’ve done cleaning up your yard rubbish you can also get Junk King Monterey to take away the unwanted clutter from inside your house. You’ll enjoy your vacation a lot more when you can return to a home that is junk free. Junk King Monterey can make that happen.