Whether leaving the Canadian winter to spend the holidays under the sun or simply driving a few hours to get together with family, these simple measures can help your customers keep their homes safe while they are away:
- Friends or trusted neighbours should check on your home - An occasional car in the driveway and a mailbox that is not overflowing may signal to a potential burglar that someone is home
- Social media? Sharing holiday plans on social media might lead to an empty house getting unwanted attention
- The thermostat should be set at 60°F/15.5°C and there should be enough oil in the storage tank to ensure that your house stays heated during cold winter days
- Open bathroom vanity and kitchen cabinet doors to allow more heat to get to the plumbing
When it’s time to put on snow tires, it also signals the time to turn off outdoor taps!
Article courtesy of CHUBB Canada.
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