Keep Your Home Safe Over The Festive Season!

by Sheree Becker on December 18, 2012

Keep Your Home Safe Over The Festive Season!

11 Top Tips To Make Sure Your Home Is Secure.

Keep Your Home Safe This Christmas.

Its holiday season! Whether that means – time to visit the family and / or time go on that summer Christmas break don’t let the rush and excitement of the holiday season make you careless in protecting your home over the Christmas period.

A house, unit or apartment left empty while you are away are traveling is a tempting target for criminals. We don’t want to scare you — or leave you fearing for your treasured belongings while enjoying the break this year, but it’s imperative that you take certain key steps to keep your home safe and sound while you are not there. Basic preventative measures (which take only minutes to complete) can work wonders to help you avoid power surges, broken pipes, home invasions and more.

1. Ask a Friend to Help out.
A simple, albeit crucial, way to gain peace of mind while traveling is to ask a friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your house while you’re away. First, bribe your friend with some freshly baked cookies or cupcakes. Next, ask him or her to drive by your home once every day or so and check on the place. Give this person a key so that he or she can bring your mail in, feed your cat, water your plants, rake your leaves, etc. If you don’t use a garage, you may also want to give this person a key to your car — you never know when your vehicle may need to be moved. He or she should also have your contact information and a copy of your itinerary in case of emergencies. Do you have more than one person visiting your house while you’re away? If so, tell them about each other! Make sure one of them bring the rubbish bins in and out on bin day.

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