When you leave your home to go on vacation or spend time at another residence, it's necessary to take steps to protect your home from pests, thieves, and potential sources of damage.
Prepare the Outside of Your Home
Make Your Home Look Occupied
Use timers to turn street facing lights on and off inside your home. If you're only going to be away a few days, consider asking a neighbor to pick up your mail. Otherwise, you can have the post office suspend mail service during long trips. If you travel more than four months during the year, you may even want to use a P.O. box for regular mail delivery. This keeps your postage, home, and identity secure.
Prevent Water Damage Mishaps
Right Before You Go
Wash your dishes and take out your trash to make your home less attractive to pests. Make sure your windows, exterior doors, and pet doors are all locked. Turn on your security system and alert a trusted neighbor, family member, or friend that you are on your way out of town. Don’t advertise your trip on social media if you plan to be away without assisted home supervision.
Jacksonville Water Damage Restoration Services
At Abba Property Solutions, we take pride in helping our Jacksonville neighbors protect their homes. If you need assistance with emergency water damage restoration and clean up, contact us here or save our number in your phone! You never know when disaster will strike!