Protecting Your Home While You’re Gone
If you’re planning to spend time away from home, you will want to take some precautionary measures to keep your house and your belongings protected. Follow these helpful tips from Sully Insurance Center in Hawthorne and Santa Monica to help you prepare for your next big trip.
How Can I Protect My Home While I Travel?
- Lock up. This tip should go without saying, but it is especially important to remember to lock your doors and windows when you are heading out of town. Don’t forget to lock any doors that may connect your garage and your home and reinforce glass sliders with metal rods. It is also important to remove any spare keys that may be hidden outside, but you can trust one with a neighbor just in case.
- Leave some lights on. Lighting can deter burglars and other unwanted guests, and motion-sensing lights can be particularly useful in that they also save money and electricity. Televisions and radios that operate on timers can also be helpful in making it appear that someone is at home.
- Keep your valuables hidden. Don’t leave anything valuable out in the open. In fact, your best option is to stow your jewelry and other items in a safe while you are away. Make sure you also have an inventory list and photos of every piece that you own in the event you need to utilize your Allstate homeowner’s insurance policy and file a claim with our Santa Monica and Hawthorne insurance center.
Learn More From Sully Insurance Center In Hawthorne and Santa Monica
At Sully Insurance Center, we are committed to ensuring your home stays protected at all times and especially when you are traveling. If you are affected by a burglary or other incident while you are away, feel confident that you are covered by your Allstate homeowner’s insurance policy. Our team of experts can assist you with any of your insurance needs, so don’t hesitate to request a quote and get started today!