So maybe the sun isn't shining down, but it's not too far away. When that time comes, you and your family will want to take a vacation. Here are some tips to keep your home safe while you're away.y

Keep Your Home Protected While You're Away

As funny as the movie 'Home Alone' is, burglars aren't anywhere near as hilarious and there definitely isn't a remarkably resourceful child there to defend your home. Before you head off on your vacation, Archer Cleaning & Restoration Services has these tips to help keep your home safe while you're away.

Let's Get the Worst One out of the Way

You're not going to like this one, but here goes. No social media. No posting pics of you and your family driving down the street. No sharing posts about the type of food that the resort has. And definitely no checking-in to each and every restaurant and tourist attraction you visit on your way. While you might think that you are simply sharing your photos with your friends, what you are also doing is telling burglars that you are away and your home is vacant. When it comes to sharing your family snaps, it's best to wait until you get back.

Of Course, You Have to Tell Somebody

On the other hand, you aren't going to keep it a secret. Of the people that you do tell offline, give one of them or your neighbor a key to access your home in the event of a flood or a fire. If possible, have them also take in your mail, draw and close the blinds over the course of the time you are away. This is an easy way to make your home looked like somebody is currently inside. If you return from vacation to fire or water damage in your home, the first step is to speak with a professional before you enter the property, to make sure it is safe. Speak with Archer Cleaning & Restoration Services by calling (888) 436-3499 for 24-hour attendance to get your life back on track, fast.

Keep Doing Your Chores

Nobody wants to do chores while they're on vacation, and in this case, you don't have to. But, you do need somebody to go through the motions. If you usually keep your lawn trimmed, or your driveway clear, or any other outdoor chore, now would be the right time to consider hiring somebody to perform the task while you're away. Similar to the tip above, this further adds instances where it makes your home looked lived in.

Get Ahead of the Game

If you have a safe or you a secret space that you store your valuable items, consider storing them at a place you trust. Once they are out of the house and you are about to leave for vacation, leave the safe open. If you have a secret hiding space, do your best to keep the path to it clear and visible. The reason for this is to let any burglars know that you have already anticipated their arrival and that they shouldn't expect to find anything valuable in your home. This is a great way to prevent them from bothering to continue, with the goal that they simply leave your home without a hassle.

Did You Lock the Door?

There's nothing worse than leaving for vacation, driving down the road, and then turning around because you realized you forgot to lock a door. Well, actually, one worse thing would be realizing this when you got to your destination. To prevent this, take a tour of your home a week before and take note of the locks in and around your home. As you are leaving the house, lock each one as you walk around your home and tick it off your checklist. If you are extra nervous that this still won't do the trick, don't hesitate to make another copy of your list and have somebody else take the tour after you, for reassurance.

Was it Leaking?

Speaking of nerves; don't reach your destination and worry about any leaking faucets. The last helpful tip comes in the form of maintenance. If possible, turn off the water mains at your home before you leave. If you aren't able to do this, be sure to turn off all faucets completely before you leave.

High-Quality Property Restoration Services in St Croix Falls

When it comes to property restoration services in St Croix Falls, don't take any chances; call a professional. As tempting as it can be, home restoration is not a DIY job. Speak with Archer Cleaning & Restoration Services at (888) 436-3499 to find out about the services offered, including their 24-hour emergency response, to attend your property any time you need to help get you back on track.
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