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Will Your Home be Vacant this Summer?

Posted: July 28, 2015

Breaking and entering

Posted: July 28, 2015
Posted by: David O’Connell, President Wilson Oil & Propane

Summer is the perfect time to get away, but if your house will be vacant for an extended period this summer, here are tips to keep your home safe and sound until you return.

  • Keep your vacation plans off social media until you return home. It’s estimated that nearly 80 percent of burglars now use Facebook and Twitter to target their next break-in.
  • Have a trusted neighbor or friend keep watch while you’re away to pick up your mail, move your car in the driveway, turn the lights on and off, and adjust the blinds. Keep things as if you were there.
  • Remove keys from under mats and potted plants.
  • Lock your doors and windows both upstairs and downstairs. Add extra locks if needed.
  • Activate your security alarm if you have one.
  • Stop your mail, newspaper service, and all deliveries from coming while you’re gone.
  • Leave your blinds and curtains in their usual positions. Make sure valuables are out of sight.
  • Use home security apps that allow you to control things in your home such as your water, lights, and appliances.

Contact us or call us at 888-607-2621 if there is anything we can do to help you.