Happy Summertime Pittsford!!
Last summer over 75% of all Americans took a vacation! Many of us have summer destinations planned, and we’re excited to hit the road!! Pittsford is a great community to live in; with some of the safest neighborhoods in the area! But, it is still important to take precautions to keep your home safe while you travel. Here are some tips for keeping your house secure:
1. We know you’re looking forward to your trip, and you want to share your excitement with all your friends & family. However, it is important that you be aware of what you’re posting on social media– it isn’t necessarily wise to broadcast over Facebook that your family will be at the cottage for a week. Pictures you post while you’re away, might just tip someone off that your home is currently unattended.
2. Don’t leave those lights blazing while you’re gone!! Not only will your electricity bill be through the roof, leaving lights on for weeks at a time isn’t very green!! Sure, lights on may be a signal that someone is home… but leaving a single one on for a long period of time could just send the opposite signal! Instead, invest in a timer switch or two, and have short bursts of time when your lights are on.
3. Nothing screams “we’re on vacation” like an overflowing mailbox or a pile of newspapers on the porch! Be sure to stop all deliveries, or find someone you trust to collect things for you!! And if you’re going to be gone for a long stretch, you might consider having someone mow your lawn for you.
4. Our last tip is to notify the police department if you’ll be away for more than a week. Just give them a quick call, (311 for non-emergency calls) and let them know your home will be unattended. They may send someone by, just to make sure things are looking okay!
Want some more safety tips? Check out these websites:
15 ways to secure your home– MSN
Protect your home while traveling for the holidays– Smarter Travel
Wishing everyone happy vacations!! We’d love to hear about your adventures!!
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