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Going Away? Read the Avis Team’s top tips on securing your home while on holidays:

Going Away? Read the Avis Team’s top tips on securing your home while on holidays:

29 Dec

Bermuda, Bahama, Come on Pretty Mama! Tips on securing your home while on holidays:

  1. We always put some of our lamps on timers to turn on at dusk and turn off at midnight. We not only do this when we are going away but year round. It is so nice to come home to a lit front hallway!
  2. Consider turning off all water, especially the supply to washing machines, dishwashers and toilets.
  3. Arrange to have a trusted neighbour or friend check on your home. Typically a home insurance policy requires that your home is checked every 3-7 days. Coverage changes between insurers and policies so check your policy and ask your insurer!
    Live in a Condo? Make sure you have checked your bylaws and comply with the rules on checking your home.
  4. Be careful what you post on social media. If your Instagram and Facebook are public, be careful how much you advertise the exact dates you are away.
  5. Put on your alarm! Enough said.
  6. Ensure your home inventory is up to date. If you have recently renovated your home or have purchased new contents make sure your insurer is aware. We update our inventory list each spring and update our insurers on major purchases!
    Tip! If you have jewelry or artwork that exceed your policy limits you may want to consider additional coverage.
  7. We also suggest suspending newspapers. Most newspapers allow you to suspend service for the days you are away.
  8. Don’t forget your sunscreen!