Keeping your home safe when you are on holiday

Summer is the time for us Brits to pack our cases and relocate to a sunny beach. While our holidays should be stress free, there are a few simple steps homeowners should take to ensure you don’t come home to any unexpected surprises.

Make sure your house doesn’t look empty

Having an empty home can draw attention to potential trouble, to avoid any accidents from occuring while you are away make your house looks as lively as possible.

Setting automatic timers for lights around the house will create the illusion there’s still someone inside the property. The same can be done for the television or a radio, noise inside the house will create the sense that someone is still home.

Check your boiler before your departure

Following a few routine checks on your boiler before leaving for your holidays is a great way to make sure that you have hot water and heating on your return. It helps to turn down your boiler whilst you’re away, as it’s unlikely you will need the heating or hot water on and this can help prevent anything from packing in whilst you’re not there.

Unplug chargers  

Ensure that all chargers not in use are unplugged or off turned off at the wall. This can prevent them from catching fire and will also help reduce your energy bill at the same time.

Social media

Social media is a huge part of many lives in 2018, while it’s great to show off your trip to your friends and family, it can be safer to share images on social media when you have returned from your trip. Not making it public knowledge that you are away can deter people from your property not to mention how refreshing it will feel to have a digital detox!

Be smart

Don’t leave any spare keys outdoors, give a spare key to a family member or a neighbour incase of an emergency, set an alarm, and make sure post will not pile up in view to passers by. Following these smart and simple steps means you can relax on holiday with peace of mind that your property will be as you left it when you return.