How to Keep Your Home Safe while away on Summer Vacation

Whether you decide to visit family nearby this summer or take a trip to the Caribbean, there are some steps you can take to keep your Little Falls, MN home safe and sound while you are away.  The key is to not make your home an easy target for thieves.  If they know you’re away on vacation and your home isn’t properly secured, thieves can easily slip through a window unnoticed. 

To avoid this and similar scenarios, follow these tips to keep your home safe while you’re away on summer vacation.  

1.  Hire a House Sitter

Having someone at the home is one way to keep burglars away.  Professional house sitters typically charge a flat fee per day and will sleep at your house.  If you have pets, they can take care of them, too.  If you don’t know of any professional house sitters in your area, ask a family member or friend to do the job.  

2.  Have a Neighbor Keep an Eye on Your Home

You can also ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your home while you are away. They can collect your mail, take out your trash, and generally watch out for anything suspicious.  In the future, you can return the favor.

3. Install a Security System

A sign in your front yard that says you have a security system is a deterrent for thieves. They will typically not risk breaking into a home where they will set off an alarm and have the police on the way.  By installing a security system and either having a house sitter or neighbor watch your house, you can feel confident that you home is safe while you’re away.

Unfortunately, things can happen that are out of your control. That’s why it’s important to have quality homeowner’s insurance in Little Falls, MN.  At the Hanneken Insurance Agency Inc. we help find you the right policy for your home so you can have peace of mind when you’re away on vacation.  You can contact the Hanneken Insurance Agency Inc. at 320-632-6592 to speak with a friendly member of our team.