You shouldn’t have to worry about things that could go wrong back at home while on a vacation trip. Whether you’re worried about potential water damage or a fire hazard, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Preparing your home for vacation before heading out is an excellent idea for a stress-free and relaxing trip. After all, you’re taking an extended vacation to escape life’s daily stresses.
It can be a challenge to prepare for a trip and prep your home before you leave. Lucky for you, we’ve prepared the ultimate checklist. It will help you keep the property safe from damage while you’re away:
Clean Your House
Tidying up your space should be the first thing on your mind when preparing for an extended absence. Returning home to a smelly, dirty, messy house is the last thing anybody wants after a fun vacation.
It’s important to do some general cleaning before your vacation if you want to come home to a clean and pleasant space. A good deep cleaning can help prevent many things from going awry while you’re away:
- Scrub the sinks and toilets
- Take out the trash right before leaving
- Dispose of foods that can go bad (for example, fresh fruit and vegetables)
- Clean the dishwasher, etc
Take Necessary Electrical Precautions
A fire disaster at home is the last thing you want to happen while you’re on vacation. Taking all necessary electrical precautions is essential to preventing expensive and dangerous property damage.
While it is critical, many families forget to unplug unused electrical appliances. It is not necessary to keep your routers, computers, and televisions plugged in when you’re gone. Not only is it dangerous to run appliances unnecessarily, but you’d be spending money on electrical bills that you could be avoiding.
Check for Plumbing Leakages
Homeowners across the country agree that plumbing leakages can crop up anytime, even when you think everything is working properly. While you can take action and prevent water damage, it is hard to do so when you’re away.
Ideally, you should check for leaks before your vacation, but it may not be enough. So, be sure to turn off the main water supply and the kitchen and bathroom faucets. Taking that extra step can help prevent water damage by stopping it at the source.
Preparing your house for your absence before leaving for an extended vacation is imperative. In the blink of an eye, a lot can go wrong and quickly cause costly property damage. So, use our suggestions to take preventive measures and enjoy a stress-free vacation. Our experts at ServiceMaster Restoration Services by Ideal Group can help in case of disaster. Contact our team 24/7 – we’re ready to help!