6 Things To Do Before Going On Holiday
We all enjoy a holiday whether it’s a few days away or a few weeks, taking time to recharge our depleted batteries and relaxing away from the day to day grind. Having a good work and social balance is important for both your mind and body.
But before dashing off there are things you need to do around the house before you go. This will give you total piece of mind whilst you are away.
Use time lights in different rooms of your house this will give the impression to anyone who may be watching the house that the house is actually occupied. Making the house look like it is lived in will deter a burglar, most burglars look for empty properties.
Prevent unwanted leaks and damage to your home by turning off the main water supply. Closing the valve on the main water supply pipe will cut off the flowing water to the house. However, in most systems, it will allow water to flow to your sprinkler system outside your house.
Help save some energy by turning of your heating whilst you are away there is no point in heating your home whilst you are not there. Set the heating system to come on a few hours before you arrive home.
Make sure you lock all your windows and doors including the garage and any out buildings you may have on your property. If you don’t have window locks you should in time consider replacing your window handles see example of window locks here.
The windows of your home are the most vulnerable area of your home, by ensuring they are locked and also in good condition this will help protect your home from unwanted intruders.
By preparing yourself and your home before going on holiday this will ensure you can relax and not be worrying about your property whilst you are away.