There are probably things as quintessentially American as the summer family road trip. And there is nothing better than being prepared and safe when you go.
Safety while you're on the road includes the home you've left behind for the next week or so, as well. And peace of mind comes with preparing before you leave.
On the Road Again - And Enjoying It
You've cleaned up the yard and picked up the house. The dog is coming with you and the cat will be checked on by your Aunt Holly. Everything is packed, you've turned off most of the lights and checked the home cooling system.
You're good to go! Right?
According to the FBI, a home burglary occurs almost every 30 seconds in the US. That adds up to two burglaries every minute and over 3,000 burglaries per day.Some additional statistics help to put this issue into perspective:
- Only 25 percent of Americans say they have a home security system to protect their property from burglary and almost 40 percent do nothing to deter burglars.
- When temperatures rise, so do the number of burglaries. On average, burglaries rise about 10% between June and August.
- In fact, New Mexico is the most burglarized state in the US, along with other rural states including Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
And then there's the concern over fires, flooding, and falling trees.
Okay, so the odds of most of these things happening - especially for the week or two that you're away - are statistically slim. But things still happen.
Maybe it's something as annoying but repairable as your lawn or garden dying while you're gone. Or some furry friends decide to take refuge in your attic or basement during your vacation. If you plan to be gone for more than, say, three week or so, there's a possibility of your home growing a mold garden inside.
The good news is that with the proper planning and preparation, most everything that could possible go wrong can be avoided.
Summer Travel Tips for Your Home
There's a bit more to making sure your home is safe and secure while you're gone than locking the doors.
Gone are the days when you could simply hide a key under a planter on the front porch and let your neighbors know when you'll be back from Yellowstone. Burglars are a bit more sophisticated and homes have a bit more in the way of gadgets and things that can go bad.
So, with that in mind, we created this handy tip sheet to help your cover all your bases before you head out to the great yonder:
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For many families, the summer road trip is more than a tradition - it's a way to spend valuable time with one another as the years go by until the kids leave home and another generation picks up the tradition.
And the smart way to travel is to be able to leave home and enjoy your time away without being concerned about your home.
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