Securing your home while on vacation is extremely important, as home burglaries tend to peak during the summer months. There is no reason to leave your home vulnerable just because you are out enjoying yourself on the other side of the world, which is why we have compiled a list of tips to protect your home while traveling:
- The first thing you may want to do after booking your trip is post about your amazing two week cruise to the Bahamas on social media. However, criminals are waiting for those keywords to pop up to make some plans of their own. Refrain from announcing your traveling plans online, as this is a new way for criminals to reel in some bait.
- Whether you choose to put a hold on your mail and daily newspaper or entrust a friend to collect these items is up to you, but make sure that these papers are not announcing your home’s vacancy while piling up on your driveway.
- Most importantly, tuck away and safely secure all valuables before embarking on your trip. Many homeowners make the mistake of assuming everything inside their homes are safe, but taking some extra precautions can help to grant you peace of mind.
Contact Perry & Carroll in Elmira for all of your New York homeowners insurance needs. Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you would like to increase the limits of your home insurance policy to ensure your full protection while vacationing.