How to Protect Your Home during the Holiday Season

Winterize Your Home

There are a number of things you need do before you leave on vacation this holiday season. Winterizing your home is important so that you ensure it won’t be damaged by the ice and snow while you’re off enjoying your holidays. Make sure that you clean your gutters and that your roof and furnace are inspected properly. It’s also important to winterize your pipes and water heater before you leave. Be sure your water is off and that all your pipes are properly insulated and protected from the harsh Canadian weather.

Create a Presence

One of the big worries about leaving your home for the holidays is a lack of presence at your home. You don’t want it to be obvious that no one is home for days or even weeks at a time. If at all possible, have a family member stop by to bring in the mail or clear the snow at least once every two days. Not only will this dissuade potential burglars, but also ensure that nothing has gone wrong inside the house.

Keep Quiet and Protect Your Valuables

Going out of town is exciting, there’s no doubt about that. But it’s important that you don’t go around telling everyone you know about it. While it might seem like a good idea, it’s better to share your adventures with the public once you’ve returned from your trip (this includes posting on social media). It’s also important to protect your valuables while you’re away from the house. Never leave anything of worth out in the open. Store it in a hidden safe, or at the very least somewhere that is well out of sight. This includes making sure that your alarm system is working well should somebody try to break in.

For all your home insurance needs, contact the offices of Eisenhauer Insurance. Our brokers in Halifax and Nova Scotia will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding our plans and services. Don’t delay. Make an appointment today.

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