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How to Protect Your Home While on Vacation July 12, 2018

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How to Protect Your Home While on Vacation, High Point, North Carolina

If you ask most people what season they look forward to, summer might easily top the list. It’s the perfect time of year to kick back, unwind, and head off for a much-deserved vacation. As families pack up for road trips and airplane flights to beaches, theme parks, and overseas excursions, homeowners insurance agents strongly encourage protecting your home. If you’re planning a fun getaway, here’s how to ensure you house will be intact when you return.

How to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

Double Check All Locks

Take the time to lock all doors and entry points. This includes garage doors, backdoors, and screen doors. You should also lock the deadbolts and check all windows to ensure they are locked as well. If any locks seem flimsy or damaged, have them replaced before heading off for vacation.

Install Timers for Lights & Electronics

homeowners insuranceEven though you and your family will be gone, it’s best to create the appearance that someone is still home. Installing timers for lights and televisions can act as a deterrent against potential thieves. Timers allow you to set a specific time for interior and exterior lights to automatically turn off and on. Check with your homeowners insurance agent to find out if the timers qualify for a security discount on your premiums.

Don’t Announce Plans on Social Media

It’s tempting to share your vacation plans with everyone on social media. Unfortunately, burglars are paying attention too. Homeowner insurance agents suggest avoiding letting people know online when you’re away. You can post those awesome photos when you return from vacation.

Rely on a Trusted Neighbor

Before leaving, let a neighbor know about your vacation plans, and ask if they can keep an eye out on your house. This can include picking up mail and packages while you’re away. You can return the favor when they are planning their vacation.

 

These are just a few ways to ensure your house will be safe and sound during your travels. It’s also important to have comprehensive homeowners insurance in place in case the unexpected happens. For 55 years, Zimmerman Insurance Agency has provided affordable and reliable coverage to residents throughout High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem, NC. Let the team of agents help secure a customized policy designed for your property’s unique needs. For a free rate quote, call (336) 883-6512. Visit the website for information on the agency’s complete suite of insurance options.

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