Celebrating the season away? Keep your home sweet home safe and sound with these simple tips.
Ask a neighbour to make your home look a little more lived-in by shoveling any snow on your front walk; removing mail, newspapers or any packages from your front porch; and doing a quick water leak check around the house.
Unplugging major appliances and electronics while away helps guard against electrical surges and potential electrical fires. So unplug your toasters, coffee pots, stove, washing machine, dryer and, of course, computers. Also, drain your pipes and turn off your water before leaving to avoid water damage.
LET THERE BE LIGHT
Set up interior and exterior lights on timers so it looks like people are home. Ask your neighbour to switch on or off a couple of your interior lights so the same ones aren't left on for extended periods of time.
Save all those great holiday travel social media posts for when you get home. Unfortunately, posts can go viral, alerting people you don't know that you're away and increasing the potential for a home break-in.
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CAA Manitoba Insurance Brokers offer competitive rates, outstanding claims service and can advise you on optional coverage including Home Equipment Breakdown, water coverage, plus Service Line Coverage to protect underground piping, wiring and valves.3 We even offer identity theft coverage to protect your good name. You can get a home insurance quote online or talk to a licensed insurance broker at your local CAA Store to find out more.