Protecting your Home While on Vacation

Protecting your Home While on VacationAs the weather warms up, there are going to be plenty more opportunities to go hiking, hit the beach, or take a summer road trip. However, before setting out, be sure your home is secured against potential threats and burglaries in your absence. In addition, ensure your Illinois Homeowners Insurance is in place and up to date to further protect yourself.


Hold your mail.

If you’re planning on going out of town for a few days or weeks, it’s wise to have the post office hold your mail. Nothing invites would-be intruders into your home more than an overflowing mailbox. So, notify the post office or ask a friendly neighbor to collect it on your behalf while you’re away.

Make your home look lived in.

Trick burglars into thinking someone is home by timing electronics and lights sporadically, having a neighbor park in your driveway, and having someone check on your house daily. If you plan on going out of town for an extended period of time, ensure the landscapers still maintain your yard to not raise any suspicious of intruders.

Hold off on social media posts.

While it may be tempting to share your adventures with your social media followers, it’s wise to wait until you return home. A friend of a friend may see your status update and know that your home is vulnerable. Double-check your safety and security settings on social media, and consider waiting to post about your adventures until you get back, says FlipKey.

Take your spare key.

If a burglar wants to get in, the first place he’s going to look is in the yard for an inconspicuous key. Rather than attempt to hide it, take it with you. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

If you’re considering going out of town this summer season, make sure to protect your investment with a comprehensive insurance policy. Please contact us at Myers Insurance Group at (855) 534-5707 and we will craft a policy tailored just for you.

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