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Keeping your home safe while you're on holiday.
While you're having a good time on holiday, you want to make sure that your home is going to be safe.
What you should do before you depart-
#Secure all tools
#Secure all ladders, axes, hammers and saws – anything that will help thieves break into your house.
#Lock all doors
#Lock all doors and windows, set alarms and use deadbolts. Don’t forget the garage.
#Leave your curtains open
#Leave your curtains open and your blinds up.
#Turn off all appliances
#Make sure you turn off all appliances at the wall to minimise the risk of electrical fires.
#Prevent leaks by turning off your water
#Prevent leaks by turning off your water. Alternatively, have someone stay at your house or drop in regularly. They won’t be able to stop a pipe leaking or bursting, but they can deal with it sooner.
#Clean out your fridge
#Minimise the amount of food you keep in the fridge and freezer while you’re on holiday. That way, less will be lost if there’s a power cut while you’re away.
#Turn down the ring tone on your phone
#Turn down the ring tone on your phone. Long loud unanswered rings are just another way of shouting out, “No-one’s here.”
#Be careful who you tell
#Don’t advertise your absence on your phone answering machine, sites like Facebook or anywhere else that isn’t secure.
#Leave a number
#Leave an emergency contact number with friends or neighbours.
#Cancel your newspapers
#Cancel newspapers and other deliveries, so they don't pile up on your doorstep and advertise that you're away.
#Keep the garden tidy
#If you are away for an extended period, arrange for someone to come and mow your lawns and tend the garden.
#Ask a friend to help
#If you’re going to be away for an extended period, you may want to ask a friend to pop over once a week or a neighbour to park in your drive occasionally.
#Ask your neighbours to help
#If you know them well enough, ask them to check on your house for litter, branches that have blown down or pot plants that have fallen over – tell-tale signs you've gone away.
#Tell neighbours you're going away
#Tell trusted neighbours that you are going away and arrange for them to collect your mail. Nothing says, “No-one’s home!” like an overflowing mailbox.
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