Nothing can ruin your vacation high faster than coming home to a robbed or damaged house.
Here are five tips to help you avoid that scenario:
Don’t post about your travel plans on social media. By announcing your departure, you could make yourself a prime target for a break-in.
Make sure to lock all possible points of entry. You may think this is common sense, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to overlook a window or garage door as a possible access point.
Recruit your neighbor to collect your newspaper and mail. A collection of papers at your doorstep is a clear signal that you’re away, and could leave your home at risk.
Anticipate unpredictable weather. In Canada, summer thunderstorms can come out of nowhere causing flash floods. Make sure that your patio furniture is covered, and that your downspouts are pointing away from your house to prevent any flooding.
Take your “hidden” spare key inside. Don’t make it easy for thieves to enter your home by leaving them a key. They know where to look.
Despite your best efforts to protect your home, we know that things
That’s why it’s important to have a comprehensive Home Insurance policy in place. At PROLINK—Canada’s Insurance Connection, it’s our job to explain your coverages and your exposures, so that you can make an educated decision knowing all the benefits and any risks.