This afternoon the vacations of many of us begin and so that everything we do in this time of rest is to have a good time, disconnect and be calm, it is best to be sure that the home we leave in our city is safe. Nobody likes to find bad news when they return on vacation. For that reason, we want to remind you of 10 things you should do before leaving your home for vacations.
#1. Make a list with everything you should take, but also with everything you should leave at home.
You are about to spend a great vacation and your state of excitement does not help to have your head as centred as it usually is. Therefore, the first advice has to be that you make a list with everything you need to take with you on a trip and, not least, with all the tasks you should leave at home. In particular, we recommend that you write down the tips that follow.
#2. Leave a key from your house to one of your relatives or a neighbour.
A classic. In fact, surely there is already a relative or neighbour who has keys to your house in case you ever forget inside but on vacation, and even more if you are away from home a few days, it is highly recommended that someone you trust can move on to your house in case there is any problem or to water the plants.
#3. Don’t shout at the four winds that you leave.
Not only because those who still have time to take our vacations will die of envy, but also not to give clues to those who seek empty homes to enter to steal.
#4. It seems that there is still someone at home.
Today there are many ways to simulate that you are still at home. The most common and simple? Use programmers for lights, for television or radio.
#5. Close doors and windows.
We know that you had already realized that, in the middle of summer, it is not a good idea to leave doors and windows open, but we are forced to remind you. Write it down in the list and make sure you don’t leave any cracks open. On the other hand, it is also a good idea to lower the blinds, although this may mean thieves that you are not at home.
# 6 Also close the water and gas tap.
This is one of the safety measures in summer that you cannot ignore. Close the water and gas keys to ensure that, for example, no leakage of water could mean that you can enter your neighbour in your absence, or any problem with the gas that may end up clouding your vacation.
# 7 Turn off everything that is not essential in the lightbox.
We do not want you to disconnect the entire electrical panel completely but, yes, you should ask yourself if it is possible to disconnect any room that has nothing that should remain connected.
# 8 And the fish? Do you have enough food?
Be careful with the rush, you may forget to take care of any of the members you love most at home. Fish and turtles are the animals that suffer the most from neglect and rush to go on vacation. Leave your pet in the house of neighbours or relatives to ensure that this member of your family is also in good condition.
# 9 Better to leave the house clean.
Pay special attention not to leave any perishable products or a garbage bag during your summer vacation. The days and the heat will cause the rotting process to accelerate and it may be impossible to eliminate the bad smell that it gives off on your return.
# 10 The alarm, always connected.
It would be more. Do not even think about disconnecting the alarm during your holidays too, on the one hand, deter those who will think of entering your home and, of course, to warn you of any problems that may occur in your absence